Chimeras on the loose!
If you have ever been bored and surfed the tube for something anything to watch you may come across a program called “Ancient Aliens”…..these are those whack jobs that try and explain all history as the invention of aliens that have visited us in the past, which is about as believable as some of the stuff the morons on the Right spout.
Sorry I digress….any way they had a program about human-animal chimeras that explains the images that come out of ancient Egypt….of course it was experiment that these aliens preformed…..
What got me to thinking about this program was something I read the other day……
Researchers have created part-human-part-pig embryos in what other scientists are calling an “exciting” step toward proving the viability of human-animal chimeras, the BBC reports. The researchers injected human stem cells into pig embryos, then implanted those embryos into adult pigs. After a month or so, the developing pig was part human, and the stem cells were turning into the makings of a heart, liver, and neurons, according to the Washington Post. Researchers published their findings Thursday in Cell. Still, the embryos were less than 0.001% human. And Seeker reports the host pigs were “euthanized and incinerated” after four weeks to prevent the accidental creation of super-smart pigs or something equally horrifying.
The goal of the research is to eventually be able to grow human organs inside “large host animals.” Approximately 22 people in the US die every day while waiting for an organ transplant. Researchers say this new process could allow organs to be grown on demand, ending organ shortages. But they warn that’s far in the future. In the meantime, it could be used to research diseases and test drugs in animals. But there are still moral questions surrounding the creation of animal-human chimeras, with some scientists expressing concern about making animals with human brains or reproductive organs. (A “human chimera” resulted in a dad learning that his unborn twin “fathered” his son.)
I have two thoughts on this story…..
One, half man half pig? I think we already have that and most of them are in Congress or in the White House….
Two, not sure but is that not a violation of the laws of nature?
If this did not peak your interest…then how about Cream…..Tales Of Brave Ulysses…..
My day is done…..must be off like a dirty shirt…..see ya tomorrow….Be well, Be safe……chuq