Thursday, August 18, 2016
NIH Prepares To Fund Part-Human, Part-Animal Chimera Research
NIH Prepares To Fund Part-Human, Part-Animal Chimera Research | Inc.com: "In a controversial move last week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) posted a blog. It said it will be changing its policies, last revised in 2009. It is now developing policies to allow human stem cells to be placed in animal embryos, creating a genetically modified human-animal hybrid for research. This class of new being is called a chimera. Or, as NIH put it, "we propose to slightly expand the current prohibition on the introduction of human pluripotent cells into non-human primate embryos.""