Is it a preparation to make ‘half a monkey, half a human’ in a laboratory?
California: Chinese and American scientists in a joint experiment have developed living embryos that contain the most basic cells in humans and monkeys.
Although this is a significant breakthrough in scientific terms, it is also highly controversial because the same research could be used to create strange creatures like ‘half monkey, half man’.
It should be noted that efforts to reconcile human and animal cells have been underway for at least the last twenty years, in which pig and sheep cells have been merged with human cells.
From a medical point of view, these efforts are part of the “Xenotransplantation”, which aims to “grow” human organs in the body of an animal and re-transplant them into the same person.
Thanks to the success of xenotransplantation, it will be possible to insert a human body cell into an animal and “cultivate” an exact replica of the desired organ in that animal, which will be transplanted back into that human body.
This will go a long way in eliminating organ donation and other related issues for the affected people.