Human-animal cytoplasmic hybrid embryos, mitochondria, and an energetic debate
St. John, Justin C. and Lovell-Badge, Robin. (2007) Human-animal cytoplasmic hybrid embryos, mitochondria, and an energetic debate. Nature Cell Biology, Vol.9 (No.9). pp. 988-992. ISSN 1465-7392Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncb436
Scientists are seeking permission to generate human embryonic stem cells to study disease by introducing human genetic material into an animal oocyte. this has raised ethical questions that centre on whether the entities being generated are actually human. the answer to these questions will determine how this area of research will be regulated and whether such work will be legal. the function of the extra-nuclear mitochondrial genome lies at the heart of these issues and forms the focus of this commentary.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Nature Cell Biology|
|Publisher:||Nature Publishing Group|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 988-992|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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