This Week in Science

In this week's Science, researchers from Stanford University and their colleagues call for the repeal of the National Institutes of Health's recent ban on funding for chimera research "in which human pluripotent cells are introduced into non-human vertebrate animal pre-gastrulation stage embryos." The scientists call the restriction misguided and say it poses a threat to advances in stem cell biology, developmental biology, and regenerative medicine.

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