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Mice show signs of mental disorder after brains injected with cells from schizophrenic humans

The advance in “chimeras,” animals created by transplanting cells from one species into another, is likely to draw more attention to a controversial field.

Lab mice whose brains were injected with cells from schizophrenia patients became afraid of strangers, slept fitfully, felt intense anxiety, struggled to remember new things, and showed other signs of the mental disorder, scientists reported on Thursday.

The latest advance in animals created by transplanting cells from one species into another, demonstrated the value of the technique, scientists not involved in the study said, but is likely to draw renewed attention to a that opponents see as deeply immoral and undermining

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