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Scientist seeks 'adventurous female human' to give birth to Neanderthal clone

Scientist seeks 'adventurous female human' to give birth to Neanderthal clone

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 creditWikepedia Commons, models of male and female Homo neanderthalensis in the Neandertal-Museum, Neandertal, Düsseldorf, Germany.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/nycomic Lucky Tompkins

    I might not be a scientist but evolution is moving forwards not backwards.

  • hawk222 wolf

    Sound like mad science someone going to suffer so they sciencetist can have there way.Frankenstein

  • hawk222 wolf

    Maybe we cant send george church on a spaceship for space exploration far away .

  • whingeybingey

    What kind of life would that be for that little Neanderthal baby? To be a lonely freak experimented on by scientists in a world where they would be intellectually challenged from before birth. It just strikes me as heartless and unconscionable to bring a child into the world for that purpose.

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  • Spuddie

    They already did that movie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWFnvRHa1EQ

  • http://www.facebook.com/diane.yoder.16 Diane Yoder

    I don't know why this is news. I have dated plenty of Neanderthals (and hence, adventurous as I am, refused to have their offspring).

    • Deborah_B

      Good one! LOL!

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