A Japanese biologist sought and won permission from the Japanese government to carry out experiments with human-animal embryos. The ban that was previously placed on experiments with human embryos was lifted earlier this year.
Human organ harvesting is a widely debated issue with large scale support and opposition. Use of animals for organ harvesting has been tried widely but full scale permission for procedure has been pending. There is a global need or demand for healthy body parts for transplantation, far exceeding the numbers available.
Human organ harvesting
Organ procurement also called organ harvesting is a surgical procedure that removes organs or tissues for reuse, typically for organ transplantation. It is heavily regulated by United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to prevent unethical allocation of organs.
Issues concerning organ harvesting using Animals