Human ears raised on backs of mice, pig hearts beating in human bodies, super resistant crops which cannot be harmed by vermin – things that have been utopian until some years ago are reality nowadays. This progress is imputable to transgenic research. But is it all as good as it sounds?
A huge problem regarding transgenic research is the strong privatisation in this area. Independent researchers say that almost 95% of researchers that carry out transgenic research are financed by companies. The collection “CHIMERA” shall draw attention to exactly these grievances. It shall bring the risks of transgenic research to mind and point out the issues regarding privatisation in this field of research.