noun, plural chi·me·ras.
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In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera.Scientists Report Creating the First Embryo With Human and Non-Human Primate Cells|Alice Park|April 15, 2021|Time
Human-animal chimeras could have a “seismic impact” that transforms organ transplantation and helps solve the organ shortage crisis.
The piglets are chimeras—creatures with intermingled sets of genes, as if multiple entities were seamlessly mashed together.
For instance, some labs are attempting to create human-animal chimeras through experiments including mixing human cells into monkey embryos.Scientists plan to drop the 14-day embryo rule, a key limit on stem cell research|Antonio Regalado|March 16, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Scientists now apply the term chimera to any single organism made of parts from two or more organisms with different genes.
In the Iliad, a Chimera is a grotesque animal jumble, “lion-fronted and snake behind, a goat in the middle.”Delegitimizing Israel Makes Peace Harder to Achieve|Gil Troy|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Of course, the happy chimera still holds as a liberal canonical truth.Barack Obama’s Cairo Speech, and His Israel Problem|Marty Peretz|February 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the autumn 1944 issue of the journal Chimera: A Literary Quarterly, Barzun published “In Memoriam: R.H.P., 1907-1944.”
After the war, Chimera was edited by poet Barbara Howes and Ximena de Angulo.
The cinematic chimera was inspired by a traumatizing breakup suffered by Glodell.
Was it for some grandiose, impossible chimera, that he had taken men from quiet useful lives and the simple round of kindliness?The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
"With all the ills the flesh is heir to," true health is a chimera, an existing state unknown to man.Tyranny of God|Joseph Lewis
The Chimera was a fire-breathing monster, with the head of a lion, the tail of a dragon, and the body of a goat.Milton's Comus|John Milton
This chimera was still dear to the hearts of scientific men.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
And, if you would pursue this chimera, it is not in a democracy that you are likely to surprise it.American Sketches|Charles Whibley
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A monster in classical mythology who had the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon or serpent.