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11 unggoy tinaniman ng human brain genes

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Nagsagawa ng eksperimento ang mga Chinese scientists hinggil sa mga unggoy na nilagyan nila ng gene mula sa utak ng tao.

Sa pag-aaral ay ibinaon sa labing-isang unggoy o rhesus monkeys ng mga researcher ng MCPH1 ang isang uri ng gene na maaring makapag-develop ng utak ng tao.

“Our findings demonstrated that transgenic nonhuman primates (excluding ape species) have the potential to provide important — and potentially unique — insights into basic questions of what actually makes human unique,” saad ng grupo ng researchers mula sa Kunming Institute of Zoology, at ng Chinese Academy of Science sa tulong na rin ng mga mananaliksik sa University of North Carolina.

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Sa pagsusuri ay isinalang muna sa memory test ang mga unggoy at ineksamin kung kaya ng mga itong makatanda ng kulay at hugis sa mga screen bago isailalim sa MRI tests. Sa nasabing experiment ay 5 unggoy lamang ang pumasa.

Umani naman ngayon ng batikos ang ginawang pag-aaral.

“You just go to the “Planet of the Apes immediately in the popular imagination,” kontra ni Jacqueline Glover, bioethicist ng University of Colorado. “To humanize them is to cause harm. Where would they live and what would they do? Do not create a being that can’t have a meaningful life in any context,” paalala pa nito.

In January, Chinese scientists unveiled five macaques cloned from a single animal that was genetically engineered to have a sleep disorder. All of the macaques developed signs of mental problems including depression, anxiety and behaviours linked to schizophrenia.

They said the study was intended to aid research into human psychological problems.

And last year, Chinese researcher He Jiankui shocked the scientific community after revea­ling he had successfully gene-e­dited twin girls born in November to prevent them from contracting HIV.