- n. Plural form of chimera.
“But if overcoming the psychological barrier of eating chimeras is going to take some time, they can be used to decorate your garden in the meantime.”
“And scientists would also have to find a way to create eggs without creating human chimeras, which is ethically contentious.”
“When the mouse babies were born, they had cells from both the blastocyst and from Dad A — so-called chimeras, which are creatures composed of at least two genetically distinct types of cells.”
“Chromosomal translocations can create new genes called chimeras by fusing two genes formerly located on two different chromosomes—the “head” of chromosome nine, say, fused with the “tail” of a gene in chromosome thirteen.”
“Our chimeras are the things which the most resemble us.”
“The UGA scientists have grown 34 pigs from embryos using the technique - so-called chimeras, because their cells contain more than one set of DNA.”
“It’s no use arguing, as supporters of this Bill so disingenuously do, that people have got the wrong end of the stick because the wicked tabloids have told them that this last provision will create monstrous chimeras, which isn’t true because they will be destroyed while they are still mere days-old bundles of cells.”
“Strictly speaking, such plants are chimeras as they are composed of two or more genetically distinct tissues and are indeed often referred to as "chimeras”
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