Scientists succeed at crossbreeding man with woman
Heidelberg (dpa) Is it still morally acceptable or already a reckless intrusion into the natural order? In a one-year project, a group of scientists led by geneticist Prof. Dr. Leitz managed to crossbreed a man and a woman, normally completely different beings, with each other. The result a kind of man-woman hybrid is grotesque and barely viable.
“It was not easy getting the two of them to mate because which many don’t know men and women often have completely different interests”, Leitz explained at a press conference. “At first, our test subjects seemed to have little interest in each other, at best exchanging furtive gazes.”
Only when the scientists brought the man and the woman together for a dinner, dimly lit by candles, did it “spark”.
Got the test subjects to copulate: dinner with bad lighting
“Despite the completely different physiology of the test subjects, in the end of the evening, the man somehow managed to copulate with the female,” Leitz continued. “My colleagues and I want to spare you from the details of this gross process. We scientist, anyhow, have never seen anything like this before.”
For several weeks, it seemed as if the hybridisation attempt had failed despite successful mating. Eventually, however, the woman’s abdomen swelled menancingly, until she indeed gave birth to a hybrid of man and woman about nine months later. “It surprised no one that this process was very painful. After all, the man was significantly larger and heavier than the female test subject,” added Leitz.
When a Postillon correspondent enquired for the status of the result of the experiment, Leitz sighted and admitted that, sadly, the hybrid, which the team calls “Frann” or “Mau” [Translator’s note: From “Mann”, man, and “Frau”, woman], was horribly deformed.
“The creature is red as a beet, drools and screams as if in constant pain,” said the scientist. In the opinion of the scientists, it would be unethical to let it live; however, since the test subjects seem to have become fond of it, it would not be taken away from them for the time being.
[Own translation of this article by Der Postillon]