NIH's (National Institute of Health) announcement that they plan on ending the ban on "Chimera" genetic research got quite a few eyebrows raised. Animal embryos boosted with human stem cells sound like something straight out of an SF movie, but you better believe it - it's the real deal! The entire project is still barely in its infancy, and with a handful of guidelines, this gives us a world of freaky possibilities and wild scenarios to come up with in the meantime...
A Strange Laboratory with a Higher Purpose?
Mixing between species has always been frowned upon since it brings numerous ethical questions to the table, but the overall goal of chimera research could potentially revolutionize the way we have perceived life up until now. Under strict, ironclad regulations, huge advancements in medicine could be achieved, like harvesting specially grown organs for instance. Until that moment comes, the rest of the world can let its imagination run wild and think about all the (almost) mythical creatures that may one day come to be with the aid of genetic engineering. Here we have just a few fun ideas for you to consider!