These Mice Have Brains That Are Part Human. So Are They Mice, or Men?
July 30, 2018
(Australian Broadcasting Co) – In Greek mythology, the chimera was a beast of fire and fury; a terrifying creation part-lion, part-goat, part-serpent, and all destruction. It took demigod Bellerophon to slay the monster, driving a lead-tipped lance into its throat. One wonders what Bellerophon might have made of the chimeras running around Steve Goldman’s labs. The son of Poseidon would certainly be less threatened; they are, after all, just mice. But inside their tiny furred heads, their brains are significantly human — and it shows.