China's New Cloned-Monkey Experiment Is Ethical Mess

China's New Cloned-Monkey Experiment Is Ethical Mess
Jin Liwang/Xinhua via AP, File

Chinese researchers have cloned five gene-edited monkeys with a host of genetic disease symptoms, according to two scientific papers published today.

The researchers say they want to use the gene-edited macaques for biomedical research; basically, they hope that engineering sick primates will reduce the total number of macaques used in research around the world.

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