Some interesting reading...
In Biology, chimera means that one organism has tissues with different DNA.
Human chimeras do exist and pose lots of problems for forensic DNA analysis and blood typing, etc.
Does anyone know why this thread has so many hits?
...seemed to deserve a bump given the view rate.
In popular movies like Mission Impossible II (staring Tom Cruise) Chimera was the name of a deadly virus that killed the victim if the antidote wasn't administrated within a certain time period. This is perhaps not relevant to the discussion but it is rather fascinating how Hollywood tries to use science for personal gain.
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