The craziest animal experiments ever

The craziest animal experiments ever

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In 1997, Japanese scientists grew a human ear on the back of a mouse. Thus, they wanted to discover new sensational methods in the field of reconstructive plastic surgery. Tissue engineering is a growing area of ​​medical science, but when scientists succeed, a damaged or deformed ear can be grown and transplanted into a person.

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As for the poor mouse, which was named “Vacanti mouse”, cartilage cells were transplanted into it. As a result, the ear grew, although it was disproportionate. This growth was later removed. Don’t worry, the mouse continued to live a “happy, normal life.”

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Another shocking experiment was conducted by Soviet scientists. Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov was engaged in interspecific hybridization of animals. At some point, he came up with a super idea, and he used a grant from the Soviet government to create a hybrid of a human and a chimpanzee – “humanzee”. He first tried to impregnate chimpanzees with human seed. When none of that worked, he decided to try the other way around. Inseminate human females with chimpanzee cells.

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Ivanov managed to find several women who were ready to bear a chimpanzee child, but they did not find a monkey suitable for maturity in the USSR. And later everything changed. I. Ivanov fell under the “purge” in 1932, was sent into exile, where he died of a heart attack.

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