Animal Farm: Scientists Create First Pig-Human Hybrid

(RT) ‘Scientists have created the first human-pig hybrid in a groundbreaking study that marks the first step in growing human organs inside animals.

Named chimera, after the cross-species beast in Greek mythology, the pig-human embryos were created in the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California and are the first hybrid made using two large, distantly-related species.

“The ultimate goal is to grow functional and transplantable tissue or organs, but we are far away from that,” Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, who led the project, said. “This is an important first step.”’

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