Cloning a Neanderthal?

neanderthal– – Harvard geneticist George M. Church created waves recently when poorly-translated comments he made to a German-language magazine led to reports that he was looking for “an extremely adventurous female human” to serve as a surrogate mother for a cloned Neanderthal using developing technology.  With fragments of Neanderthal DNA in fossils, Church noted that someday it might be possible to assemble them into a complete genome that could be put into a human egg to create a cloned embryo, which in turn could be put into a human surrogate mother to bring back a human relative long extinct.

Church was simply discussing technological possibilities, holding that his remarks were badly misinterpreted, and that he does not advocate cloning Neanderthals… 

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2 Comments on “Cloning a Neanderthal?”

  1. carycomic Says:

    It’s a good thing he clarified his point. I mean; why clone Neanderthals when we still have descendants of Gigantopithecus to scientifically validate (for the close-minded among mainstream zoologists)?


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