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Scientists Create Early Embryos That Are Part Human, Part Monkey

"My first question is: Why?" fellow Kirstin Matthews told NPR's All Things Considered. "I think the public is going to be concerned, and I am as well, that we're pushing forward with science without having a proper conversation about what we should or should not do."

The embryos were created in part to try to find new ways to produce organs for people who need transplants, said the international team of scientists who collaborated in the work. Although the research raises a variety of concerns, it has its defenders. Click to NPR to learn more.