- Feb 25, 2004
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No, but there was a Russian scientist (Ivanov) in the 20s who attempted to create such a hybrid - bizarrely, he apparently had female human volunteers willing to attempt to fall pregnant with such a creature (following artificial insemination, I hasten to add!) but it didn't happen because of a lack of male chimps, and Ivanov subsequently feel out of favour with Stalin and was sent off to work in some obscure facility somewhere out in the steppes.There was also a persistent rumour some years back regarding Chinese experiments, and apparently successful births of chimp/human hybrids, which were then halted forcibly by the military: anyone else remember this?
TBH, like human cloning, I suspect that this is something that has been tried on more than one occasion regardless of ethical considerations.