Human/Non-Human Chimeras

[Revised entry by Robert Streiffer on July 21, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A chimera is an individual composed of cells with different embryonic origins. The successful isolation of
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[Revised entry by Robert Streiffer on July 21, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A chimera is an individual composed of cells with different embryonic origins. The successful isolation of five human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines in 1998 increased scientists' ability to create human/non-human chimeras and prompted extensive bioethics discussion,...

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