First Human-Pig Hybrid Created

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However, it was terminated soon after it was created.
soon....
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Let me ground everyone's expectations here. 1 in 100,000. That's how many human cells were in the chimera, and even that took a lot of trial and error. As for the silly jokes, keep 'em coming.
 

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This would enable hospitals to grow human organs in pigs for transplantation.
Pigs grow and mature really fast, you could grow a replacement organ for an adult human from their own cells (to minimize the risk of rejection) in under 10 months. That's manageable time.
You could also have random donor spares ready at any time for emergency transplants where the risk of not having the organ outweighs the risk of tissue rejection.

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Why the hell are they doing this again? Just because they can? Sorry, but people shouldn't play god, it's like Jurassic Park and we all know how well that ended XD
Did you even read the article? Here is the very first line:


Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.
 

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Watching something like this develop would undoubtedly provide unprecedented insight into the human condition and just the nature of life in general. It was foolish to terminate it, especially since I'm sure it was some dogmatic and abject form of ethics which fueled the decision.
 
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