Scientist seeks 'adventurous female human' to give birth to Neanderthal clone
On January 22, 2013 At 12:20 am
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A Harvard geneticist is seeking an "adventurous female human" willing to become pregnant with a baby Neanderthal clone.
Professor George Church has, over the years, collected enough Neanderthal DNA from fossil bones to reconstruct the species. The UK's Telegraph reports that Neanderthals are believed to be one of the ancestors of modern man and became extinct 33,000 years ago. Church believes that altering the human genome could also provide the answers to curing diseases such as cancer and HIV, and hold the key to living to 120.
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Image credit — Wikepedia Commons, models of male and female Homo neanderthalensis in the Neandertal-Museum, Neandertal, Düsseldorf, Germany.