Change is the name of life, and things often change from time to time. You might have listened to the fact that human evolution includes apelike ancestors. Now, humans are trying to develop a hybrid of human and monkey. Scientists say they have created a first-ever monkey-human combination in China. A Spanish scientist Juan Carlos Izpisua has managed the research which eventually resulted in the development of an unborn cross-mate. The group of researchers’ claim their finding could assist in developing human organs particularly useful for organ transplantation.
It is the world’s first human-monkey chimera. If we combine cells from two or more people, it forms a chimera. In this research, they have combined cells from different species. To achieve the milestone, scientists have injected human stem cells into a monkey embryo. In the end, scientists had to stop the development of the hybrid creature before its arrival into the world. As per the research team, the embryo would have been operable, but they destroyed it two-weeks after development. Dr. Juan noted they aim to move ahead and continue the trial on other animals, including humans, pigs, and rodents.
Scientists surmise chimeras would probably address the inadequacy in organ transplantation along with organ rejection concerns. The newly developed procedure requires to take cells from an adult and re-design them to form stem cells. After that, they inject the cells into the embryo of another species. Eventually, it gives rise in developing any type of cell in the body. Still, various countries across the world do not permit such type of clinical researches or say re-designing of human cells. Thus to sidestep this ban, they decided to conduct the study in China. As of today, no one has developed such type of hybrid creature. Therefore, it is a notable scientific discovery in the history of humanity. But this effort to create human-animal chimera has restarted ethical controversies across the globe. There are concerns that some people might abuse such type of scientific discoveries while threatening the copyrights of researchers.