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  • noun Plural form of cybrid.


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  • The hope is that chemical signals from the egg's mitochondrial DNA can "reprogram" the nucleus, causing it to revert to an embryonic state and produce ESCs that have the same DNA as the adult donor. the hybrid embryos - dubbed cybrids - might one day be used to make brain cells for implantation in the donor to replace damaged tissue, without the risk of provoking an immune response.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Hyperion by Dan Simmons is one such book: shot through with deliberate echoes of John Keats, it includes not only references to and quotes from Keats's unfinished poem of the same name but "cybrids", AI/human hybrids that manifest the characteristics of or might even be the poet himself.

    MIND MELD: The Best Genre Crossovers

  • A couple of weeks ago, the British government gave tentative approval to Britain's Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to review scientific licenses to create "cybrids," or hybridized human-animal embryos, for stem cell research.

    Beth Kohl: Of Science and Satyrs

  • But researchers seeking to use cybrids do not intend to develop new and improved pets or people.

    Beth Kohl: Of Science and Satyrs

  • Putting aside the sheer importance of scientific advancement and reestablishing the United States as a leader in the field, research using cybrids is not the slide down the slippery slope that concern religious leaders and Bush.

    Beth Kohl: Of Science and Satyrs

  • Encompassing both cybrids and chimeras yet sounding less apocalyptic than either, these hybrids are now approved in England for stem cell research.

    Jargon Watch: Voggy, Admixed Embryo, Memristors

  • In addition, the cybrids wouldn't be transferred into any uterus, whether human or bovine, volunteered or not.

    Beth Kohl: Of Science and Satyrs

  • For example, cybrids would have to be destroyed after 14 days development, which gives the scientists enough time to extract stem cells but ensures that growth would stop before they could develop into anything even remotely fetal.

    Beth Kohl: Of Science and Satyrs

  • I realize, of course, that it is the human component of cybrids that is the greatest cause for concern, the fact we're talking not about mixing dog breeds to come up with something fluffy and hypoallergenic, but about mixing species, our own among them.

    Beth Kohl: Of Science and Satyrs

  • Scientists say this interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer technique, and the cybrids that result, would dramatically increase the dwindling supply of stem cells needed to study degenerative disease.

    Beth Kohl: Of Science and Satyrs


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