Friday, January 13, 2017

Meet a Geep.

In H. G. Wells's The Island of Doctor Moreau, written in 1896, the hero confronts Dr. Moreau's various animal-human hybrids. These 'chimeras' were literally the stuff of legend.  No longer.  Chimeras have emerged kicking and mewling in labs across the world. They included a goat-sheep chimera, dubbed a geep. The animal was striking to see, a patchwork of wool and coarse hair.  The goal is to produce human body parts in animals for human transplant.  God Help Us.

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