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Bioethics: Interspecific Hybrids — The Chimeras of Our Day
In the usual sense, the word "hybrids" includes three biotechnologies themselves — chimeras, hybrids, and cybrids. Chimeras are created by crossing cells of different animals, usually two different species; every cell retains its original genetic identity. Chimeras are created early stages by mixing two embryos, changing the look of the new organism.
There are already unusual animal hybrids, for example, Liger (combination male lion and tigress), a cross between a tiger and a lion (the offspring of a male tiger and female lion), and also a hybrid of a cow and a bison, a bison.
comes the image of chimeras descended straight from Greek mythology. To this day, scientists have kept the hybrid human and animal at the cellular level. According to many people, yet more modest experiments with animal embryos and human stem cells, violate human dignity and blur the line between views. However, scientists received support (particularly in the UK) and from the government and from the public.