Scientists Have Successfully Created Human-Pig Hybrid… Here’s What You Need To Know


While my editor was scrolling through his facebook, he somehow came across an article which he thought might be worth talking about.

So, here I am, writing about a Human-Pig Hybrid. And no, I’m not talking about that particular colleague of yours.


Well, yeah. You must have thought that this is a click-bait article (Hey, you still clicked). But the truth is, well, it’s for real.

We have successfully created a human-pig hybrid.


Well, the whole point of the project is to prove that human cells can be introduced into a non-human organism, survive and even grow inside said non-human organism.

In the case of this experiment, it’s pigs.

For what purpose? Well, it’s an attempt to address the shortage of donor organs.

Think of it this way. Rather than waiting for a suitable kidney for transplant, which could take up to years of waiting, why not grow your own organs inside animals?

Hence, the human-pig chimera was born.

Why pigs?

The organs of Pig have a notable similarity to those of humans’. In other words, their organs look like ours.

Anyway, after a series of trial and error and testing, the scientists have found the perfect timing to introduce the human cells to the pig embryos.

The embryos that survived were then put inside adult pigs, which will then carry the embryos for another 3 to 4 weeks. The embryos will then be removed and analyzed.

However, this method of farming organs is far from being considered successful. The organs grown from these embryos would contain too much pig tissues, which will cause them to be rejected by the human body.


The scientists are still trying to increase the number of human cells the embryos can tolerate.

In time, the technique could pave a way for us to better understand diseases and the human embryo as a whole.

Now, I know this may sound controversial to some of you, but I honestly hope that this would succeed.


For starters, it would be a great blow to the organ sellers on the black market. Secondly, it would mean that people won’t have to suffer due to a lack of organs again.

Granted, we have no idea how much this procedure would cost eventually. But hey, I believe it’s a step in the right direction.

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