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April 18, 2019 - CBC News Canada

Scientists have put a human brain gene into monkeys. Have they crossed the line?

Scientists have put a human brain gene into monkeys. Have they crossed the line?
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Scientists genetically modified rhesus macaque monkeys with a human gene thought to play a role in the development of our big brains. 

The study began with 11 monkeys, but six did not survive, leaving only five transgenic monkeys. These monkeys were then compared to five non-genetically modified monkeys.

The study was published in a Beijing journal, the National Science Review.

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