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Are Scientists Now Using Human Cells to Create 'Planet of the Apes' Embryos?

Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz : Apr 20, 2021

"Nobody really wants monkeys walking around with human eggs and human sperm inside them. Because if a monkey with human sperm meets a monkey with human eggs, nobody wants a human embryo inside a monkey's uterus. I don't think we're on the edge of beyond the Planet of the Apes. I think rogue scientists are few and far between. But they're not zero. So I do think it's an appropriate time for us to start thinking about, 'Should we ever let these go beyond a petri dish?'" -Hank Greely, a Stanford University bioethicist

[] Researchers are injecting human stem cells into monkey embryos and even scientists are disturbed by the ethical implications. For the Biblically minded, the implications are clear. (Image: Pixabay)

Researchers in California published their results in The Cell on Thursday describing how they successfully "created" embryos that were a mixture of monkey and human cells. The abstract, titled "Chimeric contribution of human extended pluripotent stem cells to monkey embryos ex vivo", explains that the study was focused on creating cells that could be used to produce organs for people who need transplants.

Chimerism is a condition whereby an organism or person has not one but two complete genomes or sets of DNA in their body...

The researchers injected 25 cells known as induced pluripotent stem cells from humans—commonly called iPS cells—into each of 132 macaque monkey blastocytes, an early structure in embryonic development in mammals, and reared the resulting chimeras in... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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