The US government have approved federal funding for research related to the creation of animal-human hybrids known as chimeras.
The National Institute of Health say the money will be used to create hybrid embryos in the hope of finding cures for existing diseases.
The federal government announced plans Thursday to lift a moratorium on funding of certain controversial experiments that use human stem cells to create animal embryos that are partly human.
One issue is that scientists might inadvertently create animals that have partly human brains, endowing them with some semblance of human consciousness or human thinking abilities. Another is that they could develop into animals with human sperm and eggs and breed, producing human embryos or fetuses inside animals or hybrid creatures.
Comment: To Hell with all ethics, moral and humanity itself to get a cure for diseases we have created (eg HIV). No problem.