The Chimera Era
Scientists have reported in the journal Cell. a team of researchers created what is known in the science world, a Chimera. A Chimera is an animal that has spliced DNA sequences of more than one animal. This group apparently took a pig and mixed it with a extremely small amount of human DNA. The name comes from the ancient Greek myth about a god like animal that looked like a lion with an extra head that looks like a dragon.
Why would someone do this? well, to be blunt, they want to be able to grow human parts. They grew a mouse pancreas on a rat. that is insanely important. If scientists could create a human kidney in a pig, thousands upon thousands of peoples lives would be forever changed for the better and they didn't have to wait on a long list for someone to donate a kidney either willingly or posthumously.
This is very exciting. I must admit, I have been waiting to see a Lion that could fly ever since I played D&D in high school. What about seeing a real dragon? Take a komodo dragon, slap some condor DNA in there and we are ready for real life Game Of Thrones