Part gov’t, part ghoul: Federal dollars shouldn’t go for unethical embryo research

The federal government thinks it would be a really good idea to approve of and spend taxpayer money to create — wait for it — animal-human hybrids, commonly known as chimeras.

The word “chimera” is from the Greek world of mythology introducing a monster that was part goat, snake and lion. For modern humans, our issue is not the creation of a monster by the gods, but the unethical and reckless manipulation of animals by people who think they’re gods.