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Cat-man?

So there's this weird idea for a sci-fi tale that I've been playing with for a while.  The story, set in a relatively modern time, concerns a young man who is a human/feline hybrid (not really like an anthromorph or "furry;" more like a "catgirl" you might see in an anime except male), who became this way through a genetic experiment of some kind.  When the scientists no longer had any use for him, he was shipped off to become a circus sideshow (or possibly a zoo) attraction, and then was set free/rescued by another fellow and his veterinarian girlfriend. 

How exactly might this genetic experiment occur?  I know this is meant to be fantasy, but it never hurts to have a grain of reality in there somewhere IMO.  And what would this guy's biology be?  As far as physique goes, he looks about the same as a normal human except with pointy cat ears, a tail, claw-like nails (I don't think they could retract like a real cat's) and possibly some fangs.  Also, he has hunting instincts/abilities comparable to say, a lion or cheetah (given his sleek body he may be more like the latter), and since his rescuer and his girlfriend want him to somehow become a normal member of society, this presents quite a challenge.  But other than all that, I don't know.

I haven't done any Google-ing as I don't really know WHAT to Google, so in addition to regular suggestions, suggestions for search terms are warmly welcomed.
Tags: ~animals (misc), ~science (misc), ~science: biology: genetics
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