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Dr. Mayhew Interviewed About Controversial Brain Study in Rhesus Macaques

In a recent study, scientists in China inserted a human brain gene into rhesus macaques as an attempt to shed light on human brain development. Unsurprisingly, this sparked an ethical debate, as critics argue the gains of such an invasive study do not outweigh the welfare implications of creating genetically altered monkeys in these settings. NBC News reached out to Dr. Mayhew for comment in their recent article, and she was interviewed by KNX In Depth radio to provide comments regarding the ethics of this study. Listen to the interview here (Dr. Mayhew provides comments around 13:00). 

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