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Genetic Linkage

Pig People?

February 4, 2017

Tags: pig/human chimera

When Medscape asked me late last week to cover the making of early embryos that have cells from pigs and humans, I couldnít help but flash back to the Pigman episode of Seinfeld. "The government's been experimenting with pig-men since the '50s!" warned a terrified Kramer after finding one such creature hidden on the top floor of a hospital.

We didn't see Kramerís porcine/human chimera of the 1990s, but a 1960 episode of the Twilight Zone, The Eye of the Beholder, provides an earlier illustration of the mixing of the species. (more…)

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