Sheep-Human Chimeras, a New Infringement

Sheep-Human Chimeras, a New Infringement

Chimeras are embryos which have mixed animal and human cells. At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) * recently held in Austin, Texas from February 15-19, a research team announced that they had created sheep-human...
Human-animal Chimeras: who knows where embryo manipulation will stop?

Human-animal Chimeras: who knows where embryo manipulation will stop?

Scientists have now created mixed human/animal embryo chimeras reports the American journal Cell. Their stated objective is to be able to grow human organs inside animals for organ transplants. The technique uses totipotent human stem cells (from human embryos or...
Growing human organs for transplant inside human-pig chimeras?

Growing human organs for transplant inside human-pig chimeras?

For the first time, American researchers are proposing growing human organs in half-human, half-animal hybrid embryos called chimeras to allow more transplants. In order to overcome the organ donation shortage for transplants, researchers in California have developed...