Why it is important to study human–monkey embryonic chimeras in a dish

Alejandro De Los Angeles*, Alan Regenberg, Victoria Mascetti, Nissim Benvenisty, George Church, Hongkui Deng, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Weizhi Ji, Julian Koplin, Yuin Han Loh, Yuyu Niu, Duanqing Pei, Martin Pera, Nam Pho, Carlos Pinzon-Arteaga, Mitinori Saitou, Jose C.R. Silva, Tan Tao, Alan Trounson, Tushar WarrierElias T. Zambidis

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The study of human–animal chimeras is fraught with technical and ethical challenges. In this Comment, we discuss the importance and future of human–monkey chimera research within the context of current scientific and regulatory obstacles.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)914-919
Number of pages6
JournalNature Methods
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2022

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