Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation

Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.

Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.

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First Human–Monkey Chimeras Developed in China
First Human–Monkey Chimeras Developed in China
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 5, 2019
The researchers aim to grow transplantable human organs from primate embryos.
Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 4, 2019
Many researchers see the move to relax the rules as a welcome change, yet some are worried the revisions don’t take public concerns enough into consideration.
Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2018
Studying how neural crest cells journey through the embryo, this Caltech developmental biologist has revealed how they form major cell types, including peripheral neurons, bone, and smooth muscle.
Opinion: Should Human-Animal Chimeras Be Granted “Personhood”?
Opinion: Should Human-Animal Chimeras Be Granted “Personhood”?
John D. Loike | May 23, 2018
Determining which products of advanced biotechnology are deserving of legal protections is essential to our own social architecture.
Scientists Create First Human-Pig Chimeric Embryos
Scientists Create First Human-Pig Chimeric Embryos
Diana Kwon | Jan 26, 2017
While the hope is to one day grow organs for transplantation into people, several technical and ethical challenges remain.
Chimeric Pancreas Treats Diabetes in Mice
Chimeric Pancreas Treats Diabetes in Mice
Tracy Vence | Jan 26, 2017
Researchers produce functional organs composed of both mouse and rat cells.
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2016
Andrzej Tarkowski’s research laid the groundwork for future advances in cloning, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization.
NIH Reveals Plan to Fund Human-Animal Chimeras
NIH Reveals Plan to Fund Human-Animal Chimeras
Kerry Grens | Aug 4, 2016
The public gets to weigh in before the US government lifts its ban on such research.
The Human Touch
The Human Touch
Kate Yandell | Aug 1, 2015
Can mice with humanlike tissues better model drug effects in people?