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Scientists have created hybrid embryos of human and sheep

Ученные создали гибрид эмбриона человека и овцыSuccessfully obtained embryos were destroyed.

Scientists at the University of California have created hybrid embryos of human and sheep.

As told by the researchers, the cross-species creature got by introducing human stem cells into a sheep foetus. The proportion of human cells in the embryo does not exceed one thousandth percent. For ethical reasons, successfully obtained embryos were destroyed after 28 days after their creation.

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Experiments to create hybrid embryos is carried out in order to explore the possibility of creating animal-chimeras. In the future, these animals can become a full-fledged organ donors for humans. According to scientists, this innovation will save many lives.

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