Animal-human Chimeras : State of Play and Bioethical Questions

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The recent development of experiments with chimeras (i.e. an individual carrying cells with different DNA) could stir our imagination by the spectre of fabulous and frightening creatures. Above all, it raises fundamental ethical questions. Although this research is still in its infancy and is currently limited to fairly isolated experiments, it arouses the interest of the international scientific community and challenging legislators. In February 2018, at the congress of the American Association for the Promotion of Science (AAAS) in Austin (Texas)...

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