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on August 5, 2016 in World News

Funding Ban Against Creating Half-Human, Half-Animal Embryos To Be Lifted

by Dr. Susan Berry The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has lifted a ban against the use of federal funds for experimentation with human stem cells to create animal embryos. Since NIH announced a moratorium on such federally funded research in September, associate director for science policy Carrie D. Wolinetz, Ph.D. says more scientists are interested in growing human tissue and organs in animals. “Formation of these types of human-animal organism, referred to as ‘chimeras,’ holds tremendous potential for disease modeling, drug testing, and perhaps eventual organ transplant,” she writes in a blog post at NIH. “However, uncertainty about the effects of… View Article

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