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The First Human-Pig Hybrid Has Been Successfully Created

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The First Human-Pig Hybrid Has Been Successfully Created
Thinkstock: In Greek Mythology, Chimeras are fire-breathing beasts. How Chimeras Make Human-Pig Hybrids Possible Stem cell technologies have enabled scientists to produce human cells and human tissues in pig and cattle embryos. This research was published in the journal Cell, but it should be noted that Dr. Jun Wu, staff scientist at the Salk Institute and head author, advised that generating human organs is beyond present capabilities: “Species evolve independently, and many factors dictating the developmental programs might have diverged, which makes it difficult to blend cells from one species to a developing embryo from another. The larger the evolutionary...
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