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Chinese scientists give monkeys human brain genes in morally risky

Chinese scientists give monkeys human brain genes in morally risky


... human brain genes. Rhesus macaque monkeys similar to ones used in the Chinese experiment.Getty Images

Rhesus macaque monkeys similar to ones used in the Chinese experiment. - Pixabay

Chinese scientists insert human brain gene into monkeys, spark ethical debate

Chinese scientists have put human brain genes in monkeys—and yes, they may be smarter

A baby rhesus macaque monkey looks out from the arms of its mother in Hong Kong

Chinese scientists add human genes to monkey brains in latest ethics controversy | South China Morning Post

Chinese scientists defend implanting human gene into monkeys' brains - KTVZ

Ethically Fraught Experiment Has Produced Monkeys With Added Human Brain Genes

Monkey brains have been modified with human genes by Chinese scientists in an experiment which has

A rhesus monkey carries her baby on her back at the Hlawga National Park, in Mingaladon. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

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EXCLUSIVE: Chinese scientists are creating CRISPR babies

Jiankui He

Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA

CU researchers question Chinese scientists implanting human gene into monkeys' brains

Rhesus monkeys / Credit: Max Pixel

Chinese researcher claims he created first gene-edited babies


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Scientists are developing ways to edit the DNA of tomorrow's children. Should they stop before it's too late?

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As animals get bigger, so do their brains. But the human brain is seven times bigger than that of other similarly sized animals.

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Making monkeys more smart and human-like, scientists have used gene-editing to insert human brain gene in a monkey.

Commodifying creatures that are close to us in moral standing may well itself lead to a slippery slope, says medical ethicist David Hunter of Australia's ...

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Editing our own evolution is dangerous, given that we hardly understand the potential outcomes

CRISPR bombshell: Chinese researcher claims to have created gene-edited twins

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Several of the rhesus macaque monkeys died in the experiment labelled variously as ethically, morally and scientifically unsound. ( Brennan Linsley AP)

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This picture released by the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Neuroscience shows five cloned

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Rhesus Macaques Socializing

Chinese Scientists Make Monkeys “Smarter” in a Controversial Experiment

To find out how it could be done, I visited the lab of Guoping Feng, a biologist at MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research, where a colony of marmoset ...

Planet of the Apes experiment

Gene-Edited Babies May Be at Increased Risk of Early Death, Study Finds

... monkeys are so closely related to us and have advanced minds and complex social networks, they will tell us much more about diseases of the brain than ...

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CU researchers question Chinese scientists implanting human gene into monkeys' brains

CRISPR-Cas9 can still be a blunt instrument for gene editing. Scientists have discovered two new tools that will make editing more precise and potentially, ...

Genetically engineered mice are invaluable for learning about human disease.

Jane Goodall's studies of chimpanzees in Gombe National Park in Northern Tanzania, starting in the 1960s, changed primatology. Ayumu is a six-year-old male.

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Disabling a gene



Scientists Push for a Moratorium on Human Germline Editing

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Animal testing on non-human primates

Bioethics Council: Gene-Editing Human Embryos Conditionally OK

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3D illustration colored DNA sequencing method

Gene-editing controversy[edit]

Opinion: Should we use gene editing to produce disease-free babies? A scientist who helped discover CRISPR weighs in.

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Accumulated Mutations Create A Cellular Mosaic In Our Bodies



Bartha Maria Knoppers (PhD, OC, FRSC. FCAHS) McGill University ( supplied). In this latest experiment involving adding a human brain gene to monkey ...

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A visitor looks at plastinated human bodies prior to the opening of "Body Worlds"