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Chimeras: From Mythology to the Lab
Feb 14, 2017

In Greek mythology, the chimera is often described and depicted as a monster, as in this image, that represents impending disaster. While chimeras in Greek literature are fictional and symbolic, the concept of chimeras in science, simply defined as an organism made of cells from two organisms, are real, and they represent scientific progress and its potential to impact human health.

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The International Society for Stem Cell Research fosters the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, encourages the general field of research involving stem cells and promotes professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and medical application.

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