Clarifications were issued to stress that research in genome editing for 'preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic' purposes falls under the limits of the Oviedo Convention – but that is also a way of saying that research is allowed under these provisions.
'Digital technologies and biological systems are beginning to combine and merge in ways that could be profoundly disruptive to our assumptions about society, the economy, and our bodies,' the government report states.
'We shouldn’t need to clarify in law that creating animal-human hybrids or "chimeras" is ethically unthinkable, but sadly the need for that very clear distinction has arrived,' said Senator James Lankford.
April 23, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In an alarming new development in biological experimentation, scientists have created a hybrid embryo comprised of human and monkey cells. “Interspecies chimera formation with human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) represents a necessary alternative to evaluate hPSC pluripotency in vivo and might constitute a promising strategy for various regenerative medicine applications, including the generation of organs and tissues for transplantation,” reads the summary of the paper, published in the journal Cell. “We demonstrated that hPSCs survived, proliferated, and generated several peri- and early post-implantation cell lineages inside monkey embryos.” “Using hPSCs to generate human-animal chimeric embryos provides […]