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March 27, 2008 Baylis, F., & Robert J. S. (2007). Part-Human Chimeras: Worrying the Facts, Probing the Ethics. The American Journal of Bioethics, 7, 41-45. This article is for the most part a commentary on another article that had been written on the subject of animal-human chimeras. The point of Baylis and Robert’s article is to correct and complete information on the science and ethics of the development of chimeras. Baylis and Robert set out to write an article that encompassed all aspects of the chimera development debate. The authors specifically define the term “chimera” and criticize the inappropriate use of the term. Baylis and Robert also point out that it is a principle failure in understanding biology that creates confusion about the ethics surrounding chimera development. The authors then outline ethical arguments that can be used for and against the development of chimeras. Baylis and Robert also discuss how the development of chimeras can be abused, such as developing human and monkey hybrids for no purpose. In addition, the authors state what laws in Canada and the United States relate to chimera research, and the article discusses the strengths and weaknesses of these laws. Baylis and Robert also acknowledge the dramatic increase in studies done
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