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Table 4 Mentions, rejections and endorsements of positive reasons (Category P)

From: Ethical arguments concerning human-animal chimera research: a systematic review

Positive Reasons (Category P)
P.1: The creation of chimeras may advance basic researchMention [23, 35, 54, 71, 79]
Reject [8, 72]
Endorse [9, 12, 13, 17, 41, 42, 59,60,61, 75, 76, 81, 82]
P.2: The creation of chimeras may produce benefits for humans
P.2.i: New therapies might be developed on the basis of chimera researchMention [8, 20, 41, 43, 54, 66, 71, 79, 84]
Reject [11, 22, 23]
Endorse [2, 9, 12, 13, 17, 34, 35, 39, 42, 55, 60, 67, 72, 75, 85]
P.2.ii: Chimeras might serve as sources of transplantable organs and tissuesMention [5, 63]
Reject [none]
Endorse [2, 4, 34, 41, 42, 51, 60, 66, 72, 85]
P.2.iii: Chimera research might open ways to human enhancementMention [80]
Reject [none]
Endorse [81]
P.3: The creation of chimeras may prevent direct harm to humans or animalsaMention [12, 23, 66]
Reject [none]
Endorse [13, 41, 42]
P.4: The creation of chimeras may have other benefitsbMention [46, 80]
Reject [none]
Endorse [13]
  1. a E.g. by helping to replace human subjects or laboratory animals in biomedical research
  2. b E.g. by fostering the preservation of endangered species, or by allowing animal enhancement