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In Search For Cures, Scientists Create Embryos That Are Both Animal And Human

A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal.

The researchers hope these embryos, known as chimeras, could eventually help save the lives of people with a wide range of diseases.

One way would be to use chimera embryos to create better animal models to study how human diseases happen and how they progress.

Perhaps the boldest hope is to create farm animals that have human organs that could be transplanted into terminally ill patients.


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Humans are animals too, you know. :)

That's true, however it's illegal to test on human embryos so why not make it "animal" embryo then test on it

I guess that was the ethical choice these scientists made?

Do chimera lives not matter?

Maybe they're like Hodor, sacrificing themselves to save the lives of others. 

New rock band name: The Heroic Chimera

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