Researcher Raises Ethical Concerns Over Chinese Experiment to Make Monkeys More Human

April 29, 2019

(News Corp Australian Network) – A computer scientist who is credited as a researcher on a Chinese medical experiment that saw monkey brains implanted with human genes to make them more human, has slammed the project as ethically unacceptable. Dr Martyn Styner, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina, has distanced himself from the experiment after the group of Chinese scientists who led it became the target of a medical ethics debate. Dr Styner argues the knowledge gained from messing with monkey brains in this way was not enough to go through with it.

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