Second Successful Human-Animal Hybrid: Sheep Embryo with Human Cells

February 22, 2018

(PhysOrg) – Carrying forward the results of a team that created a pig/human hybrid last year, a team led by researchers at Stanford University has created a sheep/human hybrid. The team has not published a paper on their efforts as yet, but recently gave a presentation outlining their work at this year’s American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Texas. As with the team last year, the current researchers say the purpose of creating the human-animal hybrid was to find out if it might be possible to grow human organs in animals to replace defective ones in humans.

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