Bioethics

Uh-Oh, Scientists Used Human Genes to Make Monkey Brains Bigger

"The scientists call these human-monkey hybrids 'transgenic non-human primates,'.... the researchers limited their study to monkey fetuses, which were taken out by C-section after growing for 100 days. Allowing the experiment to go past the fetal phase and let the human gene-carrying monkeys to be born would be irresponsible and unethical, study coauthor Wieland Huttner said" - Popular Mechanics

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Amid COVID-19, Pro-Lifers Push to Avoid Abortive Fetal Cells in Medicine

"This is an ethical dilemma that pro-life Christians have wrestled through long before the coronavirus. Given the role of old fetal cell lines in more than half a century of vaccine development—including options for a COVID-19 vaccine—many have been able to reconcile the use of fetal tissue from decades-old abortions while opposing the use of fetal tissue from new abortions for further testing." - CToday

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