Chimeras are individuals with tissues derived from more than one zygote. Interspecific chimeras have tissues derived from different species. The biological consequences of human-animal chimeras have become an issue of ethical debate. Ironically, human-animal chimeras with human blood, neurons, germ cells, and other tissues have been generated for decades. This has facilitated human biological studies and therapeutic strategies for disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Cell Stem Cell|
|State||Published - Sep 13 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine
- Cell Biology