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Wanted: ‘Adventurous woman’ to give birth to Neanderthal man

Home - by - January 23, 2013 - 02:15 America/New_York - 36 Comments

Daily Mail UK

Neanderthals have been extinct for 33,000 years, but George Church, a genetics professor at Harvard Medical School, believes he can bring them back with the help of a surrogate human mother.

They’re usually thought of as a brutish, primitive species.

So what woman would want to give birth to a Neanderthal baby?

Yet this incredible scenario is the plan of one of the world’s leading geneticists, who is seeking a volunteer to help bring man’s long-extinct close relative back to life.

Professor George Church of Harvard Medical School believes he can reconstruct Neanderthal DNA and resurrect the species which became extinct 33,000 years ago.

His scheme is reminiscent of Jurassic Park but, while in the film dinosaurs were created in a laboratory, Professor Church’s ambitious plan requires a human volunteer.

He said his analysis of Neanderthal genetic code using samples from bones is complete enough to reconstruct their DNA.

He said: ‘Now I need an adventurous female human.

‘It depends on a hell of a lot of things, but I think it can be done.’

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» 36 Comments

  1. Eleanor in Hell

    January 23rd, 2013

    Franklin, doesn’t that look like the British gun-crackpot fellow on CNN?

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  2. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 23rd, 2013

    No, Babs, that’s the Voodoo Mother-in-law in the White House without makeup and with 5 o’clock shadow.

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  3. Eleanor in Hell

    January 23rd, 2013

    Is there some reason you’re keeping my face with your posts in this thread?
    :eek:

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  4. Noelegy

    January 23rd, 2013

    So, in other words, he didn’t GET the point of “Jurassic Park,” which was that just because something COULD be done, doesn’t mean it SHOULD.

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  5. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 23rd, 2013

    I just wanted everyone to see how much better looking you are than… oh, nevermind.
    :evil:

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  6. skottt

    January 23rd, 2013

     
  7. Claudia

    January 23rd, 2013

    So, what if she wants an abortion?

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  8. Bastiat Fan

    January 23rd, 2013

    Is it just me or does that look a *lot* like Alan Grayson? Just sayin’

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  9. scribble

    January 23rd, 2013

    This professor could have trotted out Alan Grayson and won a Nobel prize in genetics.

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  10. WhiteFalcon1

    January 23rd, 2013

    Children ought not play with dead things!

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  11. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 23rd, 2013

     
  12. Aidan

    January 23rd, 2013

    That’s my uncle? Hi, Hans!

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  13. Czar of Defenestration

    January 23rd, 2013

    Alan Grayson was the sperm donor, right?

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  14. Aidan

    January 23rd, 2013

    Moochelle would do fine … and not wander from the genetic truth.

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  15. BILL

    January 23rd, 2013

    the first wookie has the hips and face for such a job and the taxpayers are already supporting her.

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  16. Chinquapin

    January 23rd, 2013

    Somebody slept throught their medical school ethics class.

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  17. NOMOBAMY

    January 23rd, 2013

    Hillary the pantsuit pirahna is looking for a new job……………..

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  18. Carlos The Jackal

    January 23rd, 2013

    Way too many fooking neanderthals running around loose as it is.

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  19. persecutor

    January 23rd, 2013

    Are we sure that isn’t Debbie Blabbermouth-Schultz’s identical twin without makeup?

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  20. debzeppelin

    January 23rd, 2013

    We already have the pictured Neanderthal’s twin–Bill Mahr. Don’t need any more.

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  21. MAJMike

    January 23rd, 2013

    Guess Sandra Fluke wasn’t interested. Must’ve found another Sugar Daddy.

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  22. beachmom

    January 23rd, 2013

    He’s good looking enough for liberal women.

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  23. RightWinger

    January 23rd, 2013

    It’s the Democrats long term solution to having an endless supply of low-information-voters to keep reelecting them to office.

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  24. Jethro

    January 23rd, 2013

    I have a serious question.
    If this birth takes place is this “neanderthal” going to be considered a human, who has “human rights” that are considered universal throughout the world, or will it be considered a lab rat, and be poked and prodded and put through all kinds of horrible testing?
    Somebody has to ask this question!

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  25. J Frank Parnell

    January 23rd, 2013

    Galoomphystein’s Monster!

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  26. tucsondon

    January 23rd, 2013

    Dad? Is that you?

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  27. Moe Tom

    January 23rd, 2013

    He and Kathy griffin should mate and give us one more alan greyson.

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  28. Carlos The Jackal

    January 23rd, 2013

    It’s the dragging them off by their hair to a cave that puts a chill on romance, every time…

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  29. bob

    January 23rd, 2013

    Mythology and the Coming Great Deception (Rob Skiba) Full Video

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  30. Two Legged Blue Eyed Cracker

    January 23rd, 2013

    Man, that dude lives down my street.

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  31. Swillary Rodman Clitstone

    January 23rd, 2013

    Just need to post this question on HuffPoop or the Daily Koques – they’ll have every low information-voting female beating down the doors for this tax credit opportunity of a lifetime. More than a few light in the loafers “guys” as well!!!

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  32. Doc

    January 23rd, 2013

    Is GEICO picking up the tab on this experiment?

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  33. Mr. Pinko

    January 23rd, 2013

     
  34. AvgDude

    January 23rd, 2013

    This seems terribly unethical. We’re talking about a life here. Will this child qualify as a person or will it be classified as a lab animal? What civil rights will it have. Is it a free individual or owned?

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  35. sig94

    January 23rd, 2013

    Where’s Janet Reno and her titanium-lined uterus when we need her?

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  36. BillyK

    January 25th, 2013

    Great a new minority eligible for EBT/SNAP

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