How can monkey-human hybrid embryos help fix the organ shortage?

It’s all about the blastoids

Alex Pearlman
OneZero

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We have an organ shortage.

People are desperate for organs, but there is no easy way to make more. It would be awesome if we could use a summoning charm (accio membrum?) to create and distribute kidneys and livers, but unless we radically change our approach — or create human organs that we can harvest from animals — we’re shit out of luck.

Last month, a new milestone in attempts to advance medical treatment of humans by…

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Alex Pearlman
OneZero

Reporter. Bioethicist. Publishing on the intersection of ethics and policy with emerging science and tech.