I stumbled upon these video documentation titled 'Humonculus' in Youtube (I know Youtube is not reliable source, but the video to me looks legit and well video documented) by channel named Planet Nibiru. The videos were about a Russian Alchemist 'Kortney' that made an experiment by injecting human sperm to an unfertilized egg. The videos were from another channel/user also in Youtube which is the OP (Как Сделать). The title of one of the OP's videos is 'How to make a homunculus'.

From the transcript:

Today we are going to do an experiment on creating a homunculus. A homunculus is an artificial living creature. The creation of a homunculus is described in the medieval treatises by the scientist Paracelsus.


For creating a homunculus it is necessary to make a hole in the egg. [...] We have to inject the sperm. [...] The injection should be made exactly into the egg yolk.

The whole documentation runs with like 21 videos until just recently this year since they have not heard any update anymore from Kortney according to comments that the Alchemist was dead by a heart attack (which may also sound suspicious). These videos shows the trial and error until he was able to reproduce an organism from the egg until it grow and he was able to feed it.

The viewers were divided if it was fake or real, but the organism that moves in the video looks real unless someone has made an effort for good CGI. I would recommend you to watch the whole 21 videos from the Russian OP in youtube than the short video discussion in Planet Nibiru channel to give you the whole point of view.

According to Wikipedia, in order for cell fusion to occur it needs to have enhancer like PEG or virus.So is it possible to have 'Somatic Fusion' to occur by doing so?

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    Even if we ignore the cell fusion part - how should two non-matching chromosome sets lead to a new organism? This is so definitely fake. If it is this organisms movement that made you doubt, I recommend asking on Movie&TV.SE how this realistic (?) movement can be generated.
    – Arsak
    Commented Aug 16, 2018 at 12:26
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    Those Russian homunculus videos are definitely fake, and give next to no explanation as to how they work other than 'alchemy' and various conditions that make it difficult for anyone to replicate so we can't exactly test it. Is there any source of this claim other than a single anonymous person and a channel named after a conspiracy/hoax?
    – Giter
    Commented Aug 16, 2018 at 12:33
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    @MichaelK: The title has the claim. The link to the video with 17 million views shows a man injecting semen (?? I don't speak Russian) into a hen's egg and growing a moving embryo (?). If that is what is purported to be happening, that is an extraordinary claim.
    – Oddthinking
    Commented Aug 16, 2018 at 14:27
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    @Oddthinking This video has 27 million views... still does not mean people believe that there are hobbits and that they are being taken to Isengard. If I make a post where the headline "Are the hobbits really being taken to Isengard" and use that video as the source of the claim, the question will get closed for not being a notable claim... since it is about fiction. And considering the video in the question has been categorised as "Entertainment" by the uploader — just like the Hobbits video — I still doubt that this is a notable claim.
    – user32299
    Commented Aug 16, 2018 at 14:37
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    @MichaelK: Giter's linked video does an analysis of the comments and media responses on the homonculus video to show people believe it. (I feel you are setting the bar too high for what is notable enough for the site. We should take this to meta if we are still disagreeing.)
    – Oddthinking
    Commented Aug 16, 2018 at 14:43


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