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Are Human-Animal Hybrids Coming?

Are Human-Animal Hybrids Coming?

The Academy of Medical Sciences in Britain has released a report exploring the possibility of mixing human cells of genes into animals for research purposes. They say the value to research into human disease warrants discussion and further scrutiny. In the report they say, “This report considers research that involves the introduction of human DNA sequence into animals, or the mixing of human and animal cells or tissues, to create entities we refer to as animals containing human material (ACHM).” Specific examples they give are dramatic changes to an animal brain using human cells to evaluate what consciousness or sentience is, cross-fertilization between human and animal reproductive material such as sperm and eggs to see what develops, genetic modifications to animals to make them resemble humans more or increase their capacity for speech. In their own words, “Breeding o...

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