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TITLE Man or Mouse? Ethical aspects of chimaera research
  manormouse.pdf (387.2 KB)
Document ID LIB590
Document type Scientific experts report/advice
Issue date 08/10/2008
Document reference 87-91112-67-2
Original language of the document Danish
Full text available in EN (387.2 KB)
Document produced by The Danish Council of Ethics organisation visiting card
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The Danish Council of Ethics
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Fundamental rights and ethics


Short description  Chimeras ([animals], [humans], [research], [legislation], [cells], [ethics], [hybrids], [moral], [risks], [non-human])
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Chimeras are created in several fields of research, most commonly in connection with stem cell research. A chimera is an organism in which one animal’s own cells and that of another are present side by side in the same body. A related organism is a hybrid, in which genetic material from animals of different species is present in each individual cell. These can be formed by fusing germ cells from a ...

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