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The Chimera Quandary: Is It Ethical To Create Hybrid Embryos?

The National Institutes of Health proposed lifting its moratorium on funding for research on part-animal, part-human embryos — which raises a huge dilemma, says bioethicist Insoo Hyun.

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The Chimera Quandary: Is It Ethical To Create Hybrid Embryos?

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Animal [Mark Ronson Extended] Mike Snow
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Director Moustapha Akkad (left) with actress Irene Papas during the filming of The Message. The film depicts the life of the Prophet Muhammad. FILMCO INTERNATIONAL / THE KOBAL COLLECTION hide caption

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40 Years On, A Controversial Film On Islam's Origins Is Now A Classic

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Halcyon Days Mokhov
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Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) Digable Planets

A makeshift memorial continues to grow outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on July 11, one month after the mass shooting at the club. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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The Costs Of The Pulse Nightclub Shooting

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Just part of David Bromberg's collection of more than 250 American violins, crafted by nearly as many makers. Jon Kalish hide caption

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Jon Kalish

These 250-Plus Violins Are About To Be Owned By The U.S. Government

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On His New Album, Will Downing Pays Tribute To Mothers Of Soul

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Street Life Will Downing
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