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Chimera

An organism (or tissue) composed of a mixture of genetically distinct cells, formed by processes such as fusion of early embryos, grafting, or mutation.

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In depth: Our first look at the human development 'organiser cells' 4 June 2018 Comment
US scientists create first human-pig embryo chimeras 30 January 2017 News
Shortage of organs for transplantation – is more research on human–animal chimeras the right approach? 12 September 2016 Comment
Bioethical framework for human-animal embryo research proposed 5 September 2016 News
NIH to lift moratorium on human–animal chimera research 8 August 2016 News
Pig-human organs: policing the moral boundaries 20 June 2016 Comment
US lab attempting to grow pig embryos with human pancreases 13 June 2016 News
Call to end US federal funding ban on chimera research 9 November 2015 News
Man fails paternity test due to passing on unborn twin's DNA 2 November 2015 News
New type of stem cell may help grow organs 11 May 2015 News
Teenager uncovers genetics behind her own rare cancer 3 March 2014 News
Cancer-killing cells work well in mice 19 August 2013 News
Japan moves toward human-animal embryo experimentation 24 June 2013 News
Safety of stem cells supported by mouse study 14 January 2013 News
Book Review: Chimera's Children - Ethical, Philosophical and Religious Perspectives on Human-Nonhuman Experimentation 7 January 2013 Review
First chimeric monkeys born in US 9 January 2012 News
Aligning research legislation: interspecies embryos and animals containing human material 10 October 2011 Comment
Mice bred with two dads 13 December 2010 News
DNA difference between stem cell types found 12 April 2010 News
Scientists, hybrid embryos and the media 28 April 2008 Comment
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