Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Three Monkeys a Genetic Mishmash

Is reality mirroring mythology? Scientists have created rhesus monkey chimeras, whose cells contain the DNA of up to six different embryos. Although chimeric mice are common in biological research, scientists found that working with monkeys was much more trying--implying that creating a human chimera might be similarly difficult. How do you think that this finding could impact regenerative medicine?

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