Human-Animal Hybrids Are Coming And Could Be Used To Grow Organs For Transplant

Around the world thousands of people are on organ donor waiting lists. While some of those people will receive the organ transplants they need in time, the sad reality is that many will die waiting. But controversial new research may provide a way to address this crisis. Japan has recently overturned its ban on the …

What’s The Benefit In Making Human-animal Hybrids?

developing heart of a mouse embryo
A team of scientists from the Salk Institute in the United States created a stir last week with the announcement that they had created hybrid human-pig fetuses. The story was widely reported, although some outlets took a more hyperbolic or alarmed tone than others. One might wonder why scientists are even creating human-animal hybrids – …