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synonyms for chimera

  • bogy
  • bubble
  • delusion
  • fabrication
  • fancy
  • figment
  • hallucination
  • illusion
  • mirage
  • monster
  • monstrosity
  • rainbow
  • snare
  • specter
  • fata morgana
  • fool's paradise
  • ignis fatuus
  • pipe dream
  • virtual reality
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antonyms for chimera

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  • certainty
  • fact
  • reality
  • truth
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How to use chimera in a sentence

Some consider my 2015 paper in this light, although after consultation with the NIH and the journal, we purposely did not provide the genetic sequence of the chimera in the original publication.
“WE NEVER CREATED A SUPERVIRUS.” RALPH BARIC EXPLAINS GAIN-OF-FUNCTION RESEARCH.ROWAN JACOBSENJULY 26, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The resulting chimera would demonstrate whether the spike of SHC014 would attach to human cells.
INSIDE THE RISKY BAT-VIRUS ENGINEERING THAT LINKS AMERICA TO WUHANROWAN JACOBSENJUNE 29, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
For years, scientists have flirted with ethical boundaries by mixing human cells with those of rats and pigs, which are relatively far from us in evolutionary terms, to reduce the chance of a mentally “humanized” chimera.
SCIENTISTS GREW HUMAN CELLS IN MONKEY EMBRYOS, AND YES, IT’S AN ETHICAL MINEFIELDSHELLY FANAPRIL 20, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
While both review boards of those universities approved the consent and the study, it’s not clear if the consent included specific mention of the chimera research.
SCIENTISTS REPORT CREATING THE FIRST EMBRYO WITH HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN PRIMATE CELLSALICE PARKAPRIL 15, 2021TIME
In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera.
SCIENTISTS REPORT CREATING THE FIRST EMBRYO WITH HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN PRIMATE CELLSALICE PARKAPRIL 15, 2021TIME
Human-animal chimeras could have a “seismic impact” that transforms organ transplantation and helps solve the organ shortage crisis.
HOW SCIENTISTS GREW HUMAN MUSCLES IN PIG EMBRYOS, AND WHY IT MATTERS FOR ORGAN TRANSPLANTSSHELLY FANAPRIL 6, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
Unlike previous attempts at making human chimeras, the team then scoured the genetic landscape of how pig and human embryos develop to find any genetic “brakes” that could derail the process.
HOW SCIENTISTS GREW HUMAN MUSCLES IN PIG EMBRYOS, AND WHY IT MATTERS FOR ORGAN TRANSPLANTSSHELLY FANAPRIL 6, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
The piglets are chimeras—creatures with intermingled sets of genes, as if multiple entities were seamlessly mashed together.
HOW SCIENTISTS GREW HUMAN MUSCLES IN PIG EMBRYOS, AND WHY IT MATTERS FOR ORGAN TRANSPLANTSSHELLY FANAPRIL 6, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
For instance, some labs are attempting to create human-animal chimeras through experiments including mixing human cells into monkey embryos.
SCIENTISTS PLAN TO DROP THE 14-DAY EMBRYO RULE, A KEY LIMIT ON STEM CELL RESEARCHANTONIO REGALADOMARCH 16, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Scientists now apply the term chimera to any single organism made of parts from two or more organisms with different genes.
HOW DO YOU BUILD A CENTAUR?BETHANY BROOKSHIREFEBRUARY 10, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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WORDS RELATED TO CHIMERA

  • bogeyman
  • bump in the night
  • chimera
  • delusion
  • hallucination
  • haunt
  • illusion
  • phantasm
  • phantom
  • revenant
  • specter
  • spirit
  • spook
  • visitant
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