The following is an excerpt from Andrew Morse | January 26, 2017 | CNET.com |
Part pig. Part human. All real.
An international team of scientists created a human-pig hybrid in a research project that raises the prospect organs for transplantation might someday be grown, according to research published in the journal Cell.
The scientists created the hybrid by injecting human stem cells -- cells that can develop into any type of body tissue -- into pig embryos, a trial-and-error process, according to National Geographic.
The embryos were placed back into pigs and removed for analysis three to four weeks later. A total of 186 were collected, according to the research.
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