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Team of American and Chinese Scientists Announces Human-Monkey Hybrids Have Been Created

  • In the study funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and published in the journal Cell, scientists took six-day-old macaque monkey embryos and injected 25 human cells into each of them.

  • One day following the injections, human cells were found alive in 132 of the hybrid embryos. Ten days later, 103 of them were still alive and growing. However, survival rates started dropping to the point that by day 19, only three of them were alive. The embryos that did survive, however, had a high percentage of human cells in their mix.

  • The most significant concern scientists who spoke with the outlet had is somebody pushing the study further by creating a baby out of such hybrid embryos. Some worried that the human cells could become part of the product creature’s brain, raising new concerns on legislating on issues surrounding the resulting being.

  • “Should it be regulated as human because it has a significant proportion of human cells in it? Or should it be regulated just as an animal? Or something else?” Matthews said. “At what point are you taking something and using it for organs when it actually is starting to think and have logic?”

  • “Nobody really wants monkeys walking around with human eggs and human sperm inside them,” Stanford University bioethicist Hank Greely told NPR. “Because if a monkey with human sperm meets a monkey with human eggs, nobody wants a human embryo inside a monkey’s uterus.”

The ‘Mystery Illness’ Taking the US by Storm Is the Common Cold

  • What do you call it when you've got a runny nose, a fever, and a cough, but you don't have COVID-19? As TikTokers are discovering, that's not a new, mysterious illness. It's just the plain old common cold.

  • On TikTok, some users have noticed that they've been getting sick, sicker than they remember being in the past. These users don't have COVID and don't have strep, but they also don't know what they are suffering from.

Army Runs Astrology-Based Recruiting Campaign, Links Zodiac Sign to Job Selection

  • “Wondering what your Zodiac sign says about the kind of Soldier you could be in the Army? You’ll just have to click through our Instagram Story to find the answer because our lips are sealed over here,” the branch’s official Instagram account wrote.

  • The Army suggested all kinds of jobs for impressionable Instagram users based on astrological signs, including “JAG Corps Attorney” for people born Feb. 20 to March 20 (Pisces) and human resources for people born Oct. 23 to Nov. 21 (Scorpio).

  • The Army did not disclose which zodiac sign is more inclined to destroy the country’s enemies on the battlefield, and that fact invited numerous negative responses.

  • The Defense Department responded Tuesday to criticism that it has adopted “wokeness.” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said the DoD has “no apologies” for embracing causes and messages that one might consider antithetical to the military’s mission, which is to prevent and win wars.

  • “You need good people,” Kirby said during a news conference, according to Military.com. “And if you meet the standards, and you’re qualified to be in the military, and you’re willing to raise your hand and serve this country, we want you to be able to do it … free of hate and fear and discrimination.

  • “That’s the very least we can do. And there’s no apologies for that. No apologies whatsoever for wanting to create that kind of a working environment.”