Salk sci­en­tists cre­ate the world’s first hu­man/mon­key chimeras in Chi­na — cue the con­tro­ver­sy

Sci­en­tists at the world-fa­mous Salk In­sti­tute have been at work cre­at­ing em­bryos in Chi­na that are part hu­man, part mon­key in a first step to­ward de­ter­min­ing the fea­si­bil­i­ty of grow­ing or­gans for hu­man trans­plants in pri­mates.

Spain’s El Pais talked with Salk in­ves­ti­ga­tor Juan Car­los Izpisúa Bel­monte — an in­ter­na­tion­al­ly ac­claimed sci­en­tist named one of Time mag­a­zine’s 50 most in­flu­en­tial peo­ple in health­care for 2018 for his work on chimeras. 

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