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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme


Should we experiment with human-animal hybrids?

February 8th, 2016

Episode 831 of 1270 episodes

This programme has learnt that the Home Office is to set up a new committee to regulate scientific experiments involving human/animal hybrids or 'chimeras'. Today programme Science editor Tom Feilden reports and we hear from Professor Martin Bobrow, chair of the Academy of Medical Sciences report: Animals Containing Human Material, which forms the basis of the new regulations. (Photo: Laboratory technician Credit: Reuters)