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Report: Spanish Biologist Working on ‘Human-Monkey Hybrids’ in China

If there is one thing science fiction has taught us, it is that nothing bad can possibly come from making monkeys more like human beings. The controversy surrounding a Chinese laboratory creating human-monkey hybrids with the help of a Spanish biologist based in California is therefore puzzling. What could go wrong?

Mandrill monkeys play on July 8, 2019 at the zoological park of Amneville. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)