Scientists Clone Pig and Human Chimera

Scientists at Linden Labs in San Francisco, California have successfully created a human-bear-pig chimera. Somatic cells from human and bear tissue were first transfected with a bacterial chromosome containing the Nanog gene and a GFP-IRES-puromycin resistance gene cassette. After a puromyocin screen was performed, the remaining cells were treated with a retroviral induction of Oct3/4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-myc, thus creating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS). Induced pluripotent stem cells were used because of the ethical concern surrounding embryonic stem cells. The cells were then injected into pig blastocysts and introduced into the uteri of pseudo-pregnant pigs. The discovery was published today in the advance online edition of Nature Gold.“This is quite an accomplishment for which I have great confidence will lead to continued advances in human-animal chimera production,” says Dr. Eli Vance, chief science officer of Linden Labs. “We soon hope to commercialize this technology and realize our continued vision by which any human may realize a physical chimera lifestyle.”



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16 New Comments:

Looks more like a Mog. You remember the Mog, don't you? "1/2 man... 1/2 dog. I'm my own best friend!"
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Why would ANYONE want that as their lifestyle? It looks like something out of "Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy", that cow at the Resteraunt at the End of the Universe that was bred to Want to be Eaten! .... Honestly, Some scientists? have too much time & nothing to do! That Thing PROVES It!!!

it's really stupid, imagine that thing evolve and they start to make a family with yours, what about that huh?

it's artistic, not scientific, don't be stupid....http://www.patriciapiccinini.net/

It's so fake. How can ppl believe in the fucking first shit they see on the web?

it's obviously fake.
if it was real, TV wouldn't stop talking about it

Man-bear-big and Dr. Eli Vance? This is faker than your mom's boobs!

Omg its ManBearPig I told you it was real.

insanely stupid.. why not do something useful with time and resources. Scientist ran out of ideas?

Yeah..............ummmmmmmm, okay.........

I believe Dr. Evil Vance the chief science officer of Linden Labs should go hell for playing god..