January 6, 2012

Chimeric Monkeys Made from Multiple Embryos

Ian Sample, Guardian


OHSU

The world's first monkeys to be created from the embryos of several individuals have been born at a US research centre.

Scientists at the Oregon National Primate Research Centre produced the animals, known as chimeras, by sticking together between three and six rhesus monkey embryos in the early stages of their development.

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TAGGED: Monkey, Embryonic Stem Cells, Chimera

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