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Update on Human-Animal Chimeral Experiments

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Two years back, I posted a story on Flayrah about the Human-Rabbit experiment run by Chinese scientists.

Last year, I posted information about another article debating the ethical ramifications of blending human and animal genetics.

Well, as it turns out, it's back in the news again. Seems that turning animals into people (unfortunately, scientists won't touch the other direction) is interesting news for furries and non-furries alike.

Here's the full story, this one by National Geographic. The new twist? Mice with human brains. How far is too far?



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I could have sworn we had a link to this same article recently, but it doesn't seem to be in the archives. I believe it was linked from comments, with a heading along the lines of "mice with human brains" or "intelligent mice".

Upshot of my response last time was that there's a world of difference between a mouse with a literal human brain, and what's being done here. They're growing human neurons with the mouse's brain as a host, to better study neurodegenerative diseases. Not much to see here, move along.


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