If you could combine your genes with any animal in the world, which one would you choose? Would you want the power of a wolf? The agility of a cat? Or the wings of a bird? Well, you’d better make your mind up quickly, because this technology is right around the corner. Borrowing traits from our neighbors in the animal kingdom might seem like a good way to advance our species, but it could also create a lot of problems.
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