Scientists make embryo from monkey and human cells
Monkey-human embryos have been created and kept alive for an extended period for the first time in research that scientists said posed significant ethical questions. The embryos, some of which continued to develop until 20 days, were made by injecting human stem cells into macaque embryos in a laboratory. These stem cells continued to proliferate, creating embryos that were neither monkey nor human. All were grown outside the womb, and they averaged about 4 per cent human cells. The researchers said that their work, whichwas published in the journal Cell, offered away of studying early human development.