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2011-07-22 09:40:00

Increased scientific research and experiments that involve the placement of human genes and cells into animals need new rules and regulations to ensure they are ethically acceptable and do not lead to Frankenstein-like creatures being bred in science labs, a group of leading British researchers said on Friday. The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) warned that scientists are in danger of turning animals into monsters unless the ethical measures are taken. It said scientists may not be far...

2008-05-19 16:25:00

The British Parliament has voted down a ban on the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos. In a 336 to 176 vote against the ban, the MPs sided with Prime Minister Gordon Brown that such embryos were a "moral endeavor" that could save thousands of lives. Tory ex-minister Edward Leigh had argued in favor of the ban, saying the creation of the hybrid embryos was "a step too far" and that there was "no evidence yet to substantiate" claims the embryos could lead to treatment for degenerative...

2008-04-01 18:50:00

One month before the beginning of what is sure to be a lively debate among Members of Parliament, scientists at Newcastle University have reportedly created the first human-animal hybrid.Scientists injected DNA from human skin cells into eggs taken from cows' ovaries. They said they use cow ovaries because human eggs are in short supply.Under the microscope, the cells look like regular three-day-old embryos, but scientists hope they will shed new light on treatments for conditions such as...

2005-04-29 17:05:00

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- On a farm about six miles outside this gambling town, Jason Chamberlain looks over a flock of about 50 smelly sheep, many of them possessing partially human livers, hearts, brains and other organs. The University of Nevada-Reno researcher talks matter-of-factly about his plans to euthanize one of the pregnant sheep in a nearby lab. He can't wait to examine the effects of the human cells he had injected into the fetus' brain about two months ago. "It's mice on a large...

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