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Sunday, May 08, 2005

What Rough Beasts?:

"The idea is to avoid animals with human sex cells or brain cells, Mr. Wade wrote. 'There is a remote possibility that an animal with eggs made of human cells could mate with an animal bearing human sperm. To avoid human conception in such circumstances, the academy says chimeric animals should not be allowed to mate,' he explained. Human cells in an animal brain could also be a problem. As Janet Rowley, a University of Chicago biologist, told a White House ethics panel: 'All of us are aware of the concern that we're going to have a human brain in a mouse with a person saying, 'Let me out.' '"
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