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Press Release 02/2010 The German Ethics Council invites international experts to a hearing on human-animal mixed-species entities

The combination of human and animal genes, cells and tissues in the laboratory raises ethical concerns about the significance and possible blurring of the boundary between humans and animals, a topic on which the German Ethics Council is currently drawing up an Opinion. This was the context of a public hearing held by the Council on 25 February 2010 to which experts from the United States, the United Kingdom and Austria were invited.