Chinese scientists create World’s 1st extraordinary “Chimeric monkey”


Chinese scientists have recorded the first-ever birth of a chimeric monkey with the help of stem cells, with the baby simian showcasing bright green eyes and fingertips, from a recent new study.

Chinese scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences submitted their report and findings of the world’s first grown chimeric monkey using two genetically distinct embryos of Cynomolgus monkeys, also known as crab-eating macaques.

The researchers injected the test subjects with a fluorescence green protein to show which tissues had developed specifically from stem cells extracted from 7-day-old embryos.

World's first chimeric monkey with glowing green eyes and glowing greenish yellow finger tips
Live birth of chimeric monkey with high contribution from embryonic stem cells
(D) Images showing the green fluorescence signals in different body parts of the live-birth chimeric monkey (#10) at the age of 3 days.

The result of this was world’s 1st monkey with fluorescent eyes and fingertips. It was also named as world’s first live birth of chimera monkey with the usage of stem cells.

The monkey lived for about 10 days before it was finally put down.

This breakthrough could also lead in to creating primates with human like traits on whom medicines and drugs can be tested in the future.

The monkey lived for about 10 days before it was finally put down. The photos of chimeric monkey sees, show fluroscent eyes and certain parts grown out of the fluorescent stem cells , during the study it was also noted that it had covered its brain, kidney, liver and other essential organs of the body.

“This research not only has implications for understanding naive pluripotency in other primates, including humans, but it also has relevant practical implications for genetic engineering and species conservation.

“Specifically, this work could help us to generate more precise monkey models for studying neurological diseases as well as for other biomedicine studies.” was told by senior author Zhen Liu of CAS.

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