A plan to mix human stem cells with animal embryos to create chimeras – those creatures that have part animal and part human elements – soon will be getting taxpayer funding, under a new proposal from the U.S. 1,036 more words
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Evangelical bioethicists have rung the alarm bells concerning a U.S. government proposal to fund research that could allow the creation of animal-human hybrid embryos.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the focus of its proposed research would be to study human diseases and grow human organs in animals for transplants. 354 more words
In Greek mythology, the Chimera is a monster that is part lion, part goat and part snake. Far from reality, sure, but the idea of mixing and matching creatures is real — and has ethicists concerned. 628 more words