This sounds like something out of a science fiction book.
Scientists in China have created the first ever human-monkey chimera.
A chimera is an organism that has 2 sets of DNA rather than 1. Put more simply, it’s cross-species breeding.
Chimeras are sometimes found in people — if a twin absorbs the other twin in utero.
But China has taken it down an ethically controversial road.
So what should we expect with these human-monkeys? A near human intelligent new species?
Are they going to breed more of them and then release them into the world like they did with Covid-19?
China claims to have “disposed of” the embryo after 20 days. But we all know China doesn’t tell the truth.