Connect with us

Science & Technology

Scientists Claim To Have Created The First Human Monkey Hybrid

Published

on

Spanish scientist Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte who created the first human/pig hybrid in 2017 lays claim to having grown the first viable human/monkey hybrid embryo in a Chinese laboratory to avoid legal issues. The embryo could have been born had they not aborted the process.

According to Belmonte they modified the genetics of the embryo to deactivate organ forming genes in the monkey embryo. Human stem cells were then injected into the embryo which are able to create any type of tissue.

If the claims are true, it could lead to using animals to grow human organs for transplants and has raised the issue of ethics from previous attempts on pigs and sheep.

Professor Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte (right). Credit: PA

Although details of their experiment has not yet been released, a report of their claims was published by Spanish newspaper El País.

Elaborating on the human/pig experiment, University of California Veterinarian Pablo Ross said: “The human cells did not take hold. We saw that they contributed very little [to the development of the embryo]: one human cell for every 100,000 pig cells.”

Belmonte said their experiment on human/pig chimeras in 2017 were not as successful as the recent one but they did learn a lot and created mice/rat chimeras with better results.

“We are now trying not only to move forward and continue experimenting with human cells and rodent and pig cells, but also with non-human primates.’’ Belmonte concluded.

If you enjoyed this article please SHARE it.
And if you haven’t already please help us reach 3 million Facebook fans by following us HERE

My Name is Kasim Khan and I am the founder of Educate Inspire Change. I have just returned from a 1 week stay at the world’s first medically licensed plant medicine retreat, it’s called Rythmia and is in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. During this week I had the most profound and transformational experience of my life and it’s not only me . . .over 95% of people who embark on this journey at Rythmia reports that they too had a life changing miracle. This magical place had such a profound effect on me that I am now dedicating my time to sharing this healing opportunity of a lifetime with you all.

Please click HERE to find out more information and book yourself in for the most magical week of your life.

Comments

Newsletter

Ads

Support Us

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Every little bit helps fund the site & keep all the
free information on it. Thanks in advance.

Follow Us :

Ads

Trending