Scientists injected pig embryos with human stem cells to produce animal embryos that contain human cells. What are the dangers and potential benefits of this technology? This is explored in the full article which can be accessed via clicking on the banner headline.
This online article is the result of the publication of the findings of sophisticated laboratory research into the creation of embryos which contain cells from two different animals. In the research quoted above this involved placing genetically modified human stem cells into pig blastocysts (at the pre-embryo stage). Despite evidence of the human stem cells initially surviving there was limited evidence of them being present at the pig embryo stage as outlined in the full scientific report-
Despite the headlines generated in some quarters by this particular research, this does not mean that the transplantation of organs from 'humanized pigs' is just around the corner as may have been implied.