Human-Animal Chimeras in Biomedical Research

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalCell Stem Cell
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 13 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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