Science Has Created Human-Chicken Hybrid Embryos – But Why?

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Scientists have created human-chicken hybrid embryos, and if you’re wondering why on earth they would do such a thing, the Inquisitr is here to explain it to you!

However, before you read too much further, there are some things you need to know – things you’ve likely been wondering about since you saw the headline to this article. First, according to IFL Science, the hybrid embryos were created with human stem cells transplanted onto chicken embryos: in other words, this experiment did not and does not involve viable human embryos. Secondly, the hybrid embryos, called “chimaeras,” only lasted about 48 hours before becoming unviable, meaning that no, you aren’t going to see human-chicken hybrids running around outside of the lab any time soon.

OK, So What’s Going On?

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