Uh-Oh, Scientists Used Human Genes to Make Monkey Brains Bigger

Where are the ethical lines here?

This piece refers to transgenic primates as “human-monkey hybrids.” :laughing:

Best to skip this one.

Discussed on the forum 5 months ago.

Yes, the mutation was discussed before, but was the monkey study discussed?

I suppose a marmoset is a monkey…

Same study. The PM piece links to the 5-month-old paper. You commented on ethics back then.

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Yes, I do remember that now. That objection from Paul was difficult to understand…

Samuel L Jackson would be the appropriate person to ask.

Yeah I was about to channel Jack Nicholson.

“Is there another kind?”

They only studied fetuses, so that avoids some of the ethical problems.