Scientists are inserting human genes or cells into animals in order to create hybrids for use in medical research (NOTE: This is one of the books you can get from the Whitley Strieber Collection, complete with an autographed bookplate).

Genetically engineered mice containing human DNA are already used for research into new drugs for diseases like cancer. Will this lead to a new generation of "monsters?" They may eventually do things like inserting human brain cells into primates in order to create apes that can talk.
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The Chinese may not need to wait 20 years for smoking or asbestos to kill them–FOOD may do it much sooner! They’ve sent some pretty bad food over here, but the things they feed their own people are much worse: they include glow-in-the-dark meat, recycled cooking oil collected from sewers. A recent survey revealed that one in 10 restaurants use the recycled oil, even though it contains a carcinogenic fungus. There is also "soy" sauce made from human hair that is swept up from salon floors.
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Scientists can identify zebras by their "bar codes"–now they can identify shark fins by zip code. Shark fins are illegally poached by the Chinese in order to make one of their great delicacies: shark fin soup. Tens of millions of animals are killed every year to produce this: 73 million sharks are killed by people every year, while sharks kill 4-5 people a year.
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