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Chimeras: A Comprehensive Overview



  Jan 25, 2024

Chimeras: A Comprehensive Overview



Definition of Chimera

Chimeras: Organisms possessing cells with distinct genetic compositions.

Natural Examples of Chimeras

In Nature: Animals and humans can exhibit natural chimerism due to various biological phenomena.

Human-Animal Chimeras in Scientific Research

Objective: To generate human-compatible organs for transplants using hybrids like human-pig chimeras.

Methodology: Utilization of cutting-edge techniques such as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

Chimerism in Humans: Natural Occurrences

How It Occurs: Human natural chimerism can result from genetic variations in cells, zygote fusion, or the merging of twin pregnancies into a single entity.

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