On July 1st, we report that an aborted fetus can now become a mother. Martin Hutchinson writes in bbcnews.com that the bizarre experiments haven’t stopped: a U.S. scientists has created a hermaphrodite embryo that is both male and female.
Dr. Norbert Gliecher created the mixed-sex embryo to cure illnesses, but critics say it could lead to an ethical dilemma. The process he used creates a “chimaera,” which is a blend of two embryos that each has its own separate genes. No one knows if these embryos could have developed into babies, since they were destroyed after a few days, but sometimes cells from two different embryos do fuse naturally in humans and become one individual, and this causes no apparent bad effects on the baby.