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China-US scientists grow first human-monkey embryo, but is it ethical?

A joint research team from China and the US have created the first part-human, part-monkey embryos with the aim of transforming organ transplants, as some critics warned it could “open Pandora’s box”.The researchers grew the mixed embryos, or chimeras, in test tubes for up to 20 days, said a paper published on Thursday in the journal Cell.“This is not a work of bad taste, but [one] of highly practical value,” lead author Tan Tao, of Kunming University of Science and Technology, was quoted by…


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