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Time, time has come again today…as each day, there is no new thing under the sun…
The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Genesis 6:5 — English Standard Version
Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart utter perverse things.
Proverbs 23:33 — English Standard Version
A worthless person, a wicked man,
goes about with crooked speech,
winks with his eyes, signals with his feet,
points with his finger,
with perverted heart devises evil,
continually sowing discord;
therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly;
in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.
There are six things that the LORD hates,
seven that are an abomination to him:
haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil,
a false witness who breathes out lies,
and one who sows discord among brothers.
Proverbs 6:12-19 — English Standard Version
In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;
let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.
For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul,
and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD.
In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him;
all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”
Psalm 10:2-4 — English Standard Version
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Scientists Have Created Embryos Made Of Both Human And Monkey Cells In Search For Transplant Organs
“I think the public is going to be concerned, and I am as well.”
April 15, 2021
By Katie Jerkovich
Reprinted from The Daily Caller
Scientists have successfully created embryos that are made of both human and monkey cells in the search for transplant organs.
“This is one of the major problems in medicine — organ transplantation,” Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a professor in the Gene Expression Laboratory of the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences and a co-author of the study shared in the journal Cell. The findings were reported by NPR in a piece published Thursday. (RELATED: UK Scientists Create ‘Designer Embryos’ With Three People’s DNA)
“The demand for that is much higher than the supply,” he added.
The team of scientist injected 25 cells known as induced pluripotent stem cells from humans into macaque monkey embryos, the outlet noted. After just one day, researchers reported being able to detect human cells growing in 132 of the embryos and could study them for up to 19 days. (RELATED: Chris Brown Reportedly Facing Criminal Charges Over His Pet Monkey)
“I don’t see this type of research being ethically problematic,” Insoo Hyun, a bioethicist at Case Western Reserve University and Harvard University added. “It’s aimed at lofty humanitarian goals.”
But the research is raising a whole host of questions as to whether this should be done.
“My first question is: Why?” Kirstin Matthews, a fellow for science and technology at Rice University’s Baker Institute said. “I think the public is going to be concerned, and I am as well, that we’re just kind of pushing forward with science without having a proper conversation about what we should or should not do.”
“Should it be regulated as human because it has a significant proportion of human cells in it?” she added. “Or should it be regulated just as an animal? Or something else? At what point are you taking something and using it for organs when it actually is starting to think and have logic?”
“Nobody really wants monkeys walking around with human eggs and human sperm inside them,” Hank Greely, a Stanford University bioethicist who co-wrote an article in the same issue of the journal that critiques the line of research explained. “Because if a monkey with human sperm meets a monkey with human eggs, nobody wants a human embryo inside a monkey’s uterus.”
“I don’t think we’re on the edge of beyond the Planet of the Apes,” he added. “I think rogue scientists are few and far between. But they’re not zero. So I do think it’s an appropriate time for us to start thinking about, ‘Should we ever let these go beyond a petri dish?’”