Scientists Play God With Monkey Cells

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The advances made in science has given society and humanity more benefits than can be counted, but when does it cross the lines of morality?

Exploring the marvels of the human body prompts many brilliant minds to try and fathom the intricacies of our unique design.

However, there are some designs that are not meant to be tampered with, even if the possibility arises.

Elizabeth Johnson reports:

Scientists have managed to successfully produce monkey embryos that contain and can grow human cells as part of research to discover a reliable means of growing human organs for transplants.”

The macaque monkey shares much of the same genetic information which humans possess, even more so than the sheep and pig.

For this reason, researchers decided they would inject 25 induced pluripotent human cells (iPS cells) into the monkey embryo to see what would happen.

The hope was that a farm of modified macaque monkeys could be used to harvest organs for human transplants.

Bioethicists have posed many issues they find concerning when playing with human cells.

The obvious and most pressing being that humans and monkeys are, in fact, two different species with different genetic makeup – and for good reason.

Shockingly, the researchers did see advancements in their plan, but the application of their success could have dire consequences.

Within 24 hours, researchers could “detect human cells growing in 132 of the embryos,” reports Elizabeth Johnson.

Unsurprisingly, in less than 3 weeks, the embryos were unable to survive, leaving potential life destroyed just like any other failed experiment.

A scientist speaking on the matter to NPR asked what we are all thinking, “Why?”

The propaganda from the left has been brainwashing the public for decades into thinking human life is not valuable in the womb.

This morbid misconception has led many researchers to use human cells as an everyday ingredient in scientific experiments.

Harvard University bioethicist Insoo Hyun said, “I don’t see this type of research being ethically problematic. It’s aimed at lofty humanitarian goals.”

For many scientists, there is no ethical dilemma if the end justifies the means.

But who are they to decide such weights and measures with human life?

While this is not the first time scientists have attempted to play God, it is one of the most concerning.

The outcome is undoubtedly going to be catastrophic should this line of research become successful in application.

Let us hope the voices of reason in the scientific community are able to expose the ethical dilemma in using human cells as if they are a piece of a puzzle rather than the beautiful and intricate works of art that they are.

 

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