Skip to comments.Wanted: 'Adventurous woman' to give birth to Neanderthal man-professor seeks mother for cloned baby
Posted on 01/20/2013 9:06:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
click here to read article
based on genetic code found in fossil remains
fossils dont form in 33000 years -
At the present stage of technology, I’d say it’s impossible.
Furthermore, the method described would not produce a Neanderthal, but a Homo sapiens/Neanderthal chimera (organism consisting of a mixture of H. sapiens and Neanderthal cells). It would probably be rather odd looking. For instance, the skin would probably have a mottled appearance, due to different color skin genes in the two cell lines. To get the Neanderthal baby, one would have to cross two chimeras, with a 1/4 chance of the baby being a Neanderthal. That’s because the germ cells would be a mixture of Homo sapiens and Neanderthal cells.
Even if it were possible, a project like this would take a couple of generations. I don’t know that any independent review board would give it their ethical blessing.
Neanderthals *are* considered human. Any species with the "Homo" designation is human. We're the only human species alive, but we're not the only one that ever existed.
Under that theory, there would be no evidence of Neandertal DNA in the mitochondria of Cro-M. It would all be in the 23 pairs of chromosomes. I think that is what has been found.
BINGO! We have a winner!
Very interesting website. Thanks for the reference.
cool! where did you read that?
Do we really want to expand the liberal voter base?
The Neanderthal was the apex predator of Ice-Age Europe. He was highly intelligent but he did not think like we do at all, his mind-set was more like that of an African lion. You wouldn’t want him or a neighbor...
Seed of Chucky :)
Indeed just what we need another Obama.
I read a short story about that very thing. It all started with a scientist cloning a Neanderthal, just as this article describes.
Most scientists agree that Neanderthals were dumber than we are. Their tool set remained unchanged over the 200,000 Plus years they were on earth. They never learned to throw their spears and they never invented the bow. They used their spears as stabbing weapons as evidenced by the many injuries evident by breaks to the bones of the fossils that have been found, breaks obviously caused by trying to kill large animals while in close proximity to them. All of this speaks of a limited intelligence.
I’m guessing that the Octomom is already in contact with them. She’s “adventurous” (crazy) and probably looking for another fifteen minutes of fame (and a check!)
re: “He would put this DNA into stem cells. These would be injected into cells from a human embryo in the early stages of life.”
Sure, why not? That “human” embryo is just an nonviable tissue mass, right? (sarc.)
Nothing unethical here.
From what I’ve read since writing my initial comment, it does seem that modern humans probably won out because we were nerdier and more socially connected.
Earlier I was imagining a conversation:
Neanderthal: What you making funny thing?
Modern Human: Me not know.
Neanderthal: What it for?
Modern Human: Me think maybe could try use for hunt game. [TWANG]
Modern Human: Sorry.
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It was in a science fiction collection. I haven’t found the actual collection, so I can’t tell you, or even the name of the story. If I find it, I’ll let you know.
Could it have been this story?
Sure, why not? That human embryo is just an nonviable tissue mass, right? (sarc.)
Nothing unethical here.
The technique described has been used for many years to make transgenic animals. If you've ever seen pictures of fluorescent rabbits, fish, dogs, etc., this is how they were made.
I seriously doubt any research proposal using this technology on humans would get past an IRB.
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