Genetically Modified Lab Monkeys Invokes Debate

Posted: January 7, 2012 in NEWS
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http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/genetically-modified-lab-monkeys.html

 
Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

In a move that has environmentalists and animal rights activists in uproar, scientists have ‘created’ two genetically modified monkeys using cells from 6 different animals. Named Roku and Hex, the monkeys are reported to be the first chimeric monkeys in existence. The experiment has outraged many scientists, organizations, and other individuals.

Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University in the United States utilized cells from 6 extracted primate embryos and combined them into a single embryo in a laboratory. Afterwards, the scientists implanted it into a surrogate mother monkey.

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