Human-pig ‘chimeras’ may provide vital transplant organs, but come with ethical dilemmas too

The Conversation, 7 June 2016
Author: Jonathan Hughes
“We shouldn’t try to duck difficult judgements about weighing up human and animal welfare. If the risks can be sufficiently controlled, then it’s hard to envisage society choosing to forego the life-saving opportunities of this technology. But we must also recognise that the choices we face now are influenced by earlier decisions about research priorities, and that these too require careful ethical consideration.”
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