On October 3rd, 2022, Georgian language Facebook users disseminated information about chimeras created in underground laboratories. According to the post, Satanists are creating chimeras in underground facilities, preparing terrible surprises for humanity. The post also features a Russian-language comment, stating that secret genetic mutations and the mixing of animal and human cells are carried out in underground laboratories. The same information was disseminated by Russian-speaking Facebook users (1, 2, 3, 4) as well. The posts are accompanied by a video showing how a “human-animal” inbreed is fed.
The information about the creation of chimeras in underground laboratories is a conspiracy, while the animal shown in the video is a primate, namely, a silvery marmoset.
In April 2021, it was reported that for the first time in history, scientists mixed human stem cells with six-day-old Macaca fascicularis’ embryos and created embryos composed of human and monkey cells. During the experiment, it was allegedly found that human cells integrated into 132 macaque embryos. However, ten days after the experiment – 103, and after 19 days, only three chimeric embryos remained, after which the research was stopped.
Notably, the purpose of human and animal hybrid research is not to create new species, but to develop regenerative medicine, and the experiment answers the questions of how the cells of different organisms interact and what scientific benefits can be obtained in the direction of the production of transplantable cells, tissues and organs.
According to Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, an expert in gene expression, the research was based on ethical principles, and the experiment was conducted thoughtfully, following all existing ethical, legal and social guidelines.
It should be noted that within the framework of the experiment, human and animal hybrids did not go past the blastocyst stage, and there is no photo or video footage of an adult chimera.
The animal shown in the viral video is a silvery marmoset (Mico argentatus) that belongs to the primate family. It has nothing to do with chimeras created within the framework of any experiment. Noteworthy that anthropoid primates are characterized by the shortest life span, the highest fertility and cooperative social behavior, which helps to carry out genetic experiments in many generations, although the supply of marmosets to laboratories is limited, as the international agreement prohibits the export of certain animals from Brazil. Most airlines have stopped transporting research animals at the request of animal rights organizations.
The silvery marmoset shown in the video resides in the Kusatsu Onsen Zoo, Kusatsu Tropical Zone, Japan. The videos of the animals living in the “Tropical Zone of Kusatsu” are constantly distributed on the “YouTube” and “TikTok” platforms of the zoo. Among them are several videos of the silvery marmoset, showing how and what the primate eats.
What do we know about Silvery Marmosets?
Marmosets are one of the smallest primates on the planet, belonging to the genus Nasalis larvatus family. Marmosets differ sharply in appearance and color.
Silvery marmosets (Mico argentatus), like other primates, live in the territories of Peru and Ecuador, you can also meet them in the tropical and subtropical forests of Brazil, Bolivia and South America.
Marmosets live in tall trees and rarely come down to the ground because they don’t feel safe on the ground. They have strong, flexible paws and sharp claws with which they climb trees. Despite their small size, marmosets can walk up to 2 kilometers per day. It should also be noted that when interacting with each other, monkeys chirp and whistle like birds, and in case of danger, they warn others with a sharp and loud cry. Marmosets are insectivores and herbivores, they feed on tropical fruits, tree sap, small vertebrates, lizards and insects and drink rainwater collected in the leaves of plants.
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