OHSU research produces the world's first primate chimeric offspring
Thursday, 05 January 2012
Newly published research by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University provides significant new information about how early embryonic stem cells develop and take part in formation of the primate species. The research, which took place at OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research Center, has also resulted in the first successful birth of chimeric monkeys — monkeys developed from stem cells taken from two separate embryos. The research will be published this week in the online edition of the journal Cell and will be published in a future printed copy of the journal.
Chimeric macaques. Credit:
Oregon Health & Science
Contact: Jim Newman