>Human Chimpanzee Hybrid?
altenber at TEER18.ACPUB.DUKE.EDU
Mon Jul 15 23:06:39 EST 1991
For a real mad scientist scenario, I would anticipate that
human-chimp chimeras would be "viable"-i.e. capable of developing
through to at least the neo-natal stage. This is an extrapolation from
other successful interspecific chimeras-the "geep" (goat + sheep) for
example. What kind of a life such a being could have would give one
pause. Chimeras are produced by literally mixing together two
embryos at, say, the 8 cell blastula stage. Problems of incompatible
karyotypes do not arise.
Dept. of Zoology, Duke University
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