Re: Bioplague [has Tom Clancy spoilers]
Fri, 8 Oct 1999 13:41:00 EDT

In this genre of future fiction, did anyone read the bestseller "Chromosome 6" that came out I believe 2 years ago? The general synopsis was that the
'histocompatibility complex' found on Ch. 6, which aids in differentiating us
from other lower primates (chimpanzees, bonobos', etc.) was implanted in the cellular nuclei of said primates and, after embryogenesis, a few months later, voila--A proto-human!

The question I have, does anyone with the appropriate background know if this is indeed possible given the current state of biotech? Just curious! Thanks