chimeras

Breaking News: “Scientists create a part-human, part-pig embryo”

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The Washington Post is reporting that scientists have for the first time created an embryo that is part human and part pig. The long-term goal is to provide organs for transplant, given that the need for organs always runs well ahead of the availability of organs. Such a hybrid or chimeric embryo raises many, many […]

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Lines That Divide: The Great Stem Cell Debate

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3-years in Jail for Cross Species Cloning

South Korea has just tightened their laws and regulation around cloning research. “Cross-species cloning, in which DNA from human somatic cells is inserted into animal eggs, will now be punishable by up to three years in prison, the health ministry said.” The South Korean scandal caused by Hwang Woo-Suk in 2006 has created a climate […]

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The Human-Animal Hybrid Prohibition Act

The Human-Animal Hybrid Prohibition Act (H.R. 5910) was introduced in the House on April 24 by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). Identical legislation, S. 2358, was introduced in the Senate last fall by Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS). This legislation couldn’t have come soon enough if you’ve been following what is going on the U.K. as it […]

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Of Animal Eggs and Human Embryos

When the NY Times wrote this, I fired off a letter to the editor at the encouragement of my good friend Wesley J. Smith. No surprise that the NYT didn’t run my letter. So, I’m running it here. This is what I sent them: The New York Times editorial (Of Animal Eggs and Human Embryos […]

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