(Natural News) In the world of science things can get really, really crazy, and can sometimes strain ethical boundaries almost to breaking point. Scientists have been fascinated for centuries with the concept of a human-chimpanzee hybrid – known as a humanzee – and there have been reports dating as far back as the 11th century of such hybrids being born.
Now, renowned scientist, Gordon Gallup, is claiming that a humanzee was born in a Florida lab nearly 100 years ago, but that panicked scientists killed the “baby” after only a few weeks when they realized the moral and ethical implications of letting it live.
The Huffington Post reports that it is theoretically possible that a human and a chimpanzee could produce offspring:
Science fiction aside, it’s a serious question that has a long history of being asked because the answer is yes, it’s scientifically possible that a human-chimpanzee hybrid could exist. We share over 98 percent of our DNA with chimps, and while that one-plus percent is responsible for a lot of differences (just look at us side by side and that’s apparent), it’s still close enough that if the two species mated, a viable offspring could theoretically be produced.
Gallup claims that his former university professor told him that the humanzee baby was born at a lab in Orange Park, Florida. He told The Sun, “They inseminated a female chimpanzee with human semen from an undisclosed donor and claimed not only that pregnancy occurred but the pregnancy went full term and resulted in…Read More