The creation of eggs from skin cells and genetic screening of embryos could transform in vitro fertilization for the masses
By Amanda Vicinanzo, Live Action,
The U.S. Senate voted on May 27, to kill a Republican amendment to a technology bill that would have prohibited disturbing and unethical research experiments designed to create human-animal hybrid embryos known as chimeras.
The amendment to the Endless Frontier Act was proposed by Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and co-sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.). It failed in a vote of 49-48. The amendment would have banned the creation of human-animal chimeras, the attempt to create human-animal chimeras, and the transfer of a nonhuman embryo to a human womb, and vice versa. Violators of the amendment would have faced up to 10 years imprisonment or a fine of at least one million dollars or both. …