SCIENTISTS get approval to create Human-Animal Hybrids in Japan.
Lately, the Japanese government removed the prohibition on the controversial stem cell research, thereafter, the University of Tokyo is said to develop a human-animal hybrid.
Hiromitsu Nakauchi—director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Tokyo and team leader at Stanford’s Nakauchi Lab—is the first to obtain the acquiescence for the questionable investigation which will allow to grow human cells in rat and mouse embryos before being brought to term in a surrogate animal.
Though many think that experiments like these are supernatural, the scientists say that it is sinistrous. The reason behind developing this theory is to create organs that can be used for humans when organ transplant is needed
“We don’t expect to create human organs immediately, but this allows us to advance our research-based upon the know-how we have gained up to this point,” Nakauchi told the Asahi Shimbun newspaper.
Though the scientists in Japan are permitted to engage in such an experiment, they are also imposed with restrictions making them not to carry it out any further after 14 day growth period of the hybrid embryo. However, the policy changed in March allowing scientists to implement the experiments as they wish without any barriers applied.