Creating Human-Nonhuman Chimeras: New Techniques, New Ethical and Legal Challenges




In Greek mythology, a chimera was a monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat and the tail of a serpent. Today, in pursuit of new cures for debilitating diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, researchers have begun to create chimera-like beings by inserting human genes into nonhuman animals. They are also preparing to graft human brain cells onto nonhuman primate brains. Our speakers will explain the scientific impetus to the creation of chimeras, and explore the ethical and legal terrain at this new frontier between human and Nonhuman animals.

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