…is when South Park episodes become reality. Also when smarty-pants eggheads with more education than sense think it’d be a great idea to create human/animal hybrids.
I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
Now, it’s important to take every single news story you read with a grain of salt. In this case, it may be worth using the whole shaker. There surely must be some finely-reasoned nuance they glossed over that would justify this epic weirdness. Or not. The news media ignore important contextual details all the time. But in this case, it’s really hard to get my head around any possible explanation besides “we could pull this off if only we could talk the government out of enough grant money”.
Let’s all repeat a useful cliche: don’t be so open-minded that your brains fall out.