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Wanted: 'Adventurous woman' to give birth to Neanderthal man - ... seeks mother for cloned cave baby
Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 10:36 EST, 20 January 2013 | UPDATED: 04:16 EST, 21 January 2013 | By Allan Hall and Fiona Macrae

Posted on 01/21/2013 10:32:31 AM PST by Red Badger

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.’

Professor Church’s plan would begin by artificially creating Neanderthal DNA based on genetic code found in fossil remains. He would put this DNA into stem cells.

These would be injected into cells from a human embryo in the early stages of life.

It is thought that the stem cells would steer the development of the hybrid embryo on Neanderthal lines, rather than human ones.

He says Neanderthals were not the lumbering brutes of the stereotype, but highly intelligent. Their brains were roughly the same size as man’s, and they made primitive tools. Cloning the caveman: Geneticist Professor George Church

Cloning the caveman: Geneticist Professor George Church

He believes his project could benefit mankind.

He told German magazine Der Spiegel: ‘Neanderthals might think differently than we do. They could even be more intelligent than us.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Wanted: 'Adventurous woman' to give birth to Neanderthal man - Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby

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.

1 posted on 01/21/2013 10:32:38 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping!.................


2 posted on 01/21/2013 10:33:35 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Someone put Him in touch with Nancy P.


3 posted on 01/21/2013 10:34:03 AM PST by reefdiver
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To: reefdiver

Why not Helen Thomas?.................


4 posted on 01/21/2013 10:36:03 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Nephilim coming back. I believe it’s Biblically prophesied for the last days which we are definitely in. Goliath was one.


5 posted on 01/21/2013 10:39:19 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: Red Badger

Why is this legal?


6 posted on 01/21/2013 10:40:10 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Red Badger

Let’s suppose he has normal intelligence. Let’s even suppose that his face isn’t ape-like. Neanderthals had significantly different dimensions. Their forearms where shorter than their upper arms. He’s likely to be very ugly by anybody’s standards. What will life be like for somebody whose nearest relative died 33,000 years ago? What will he think about those who created him and then put him in a world where he is the ugliest man alive. Even if he has a great personality, how will near universal rejection affect him? What happens when he wants to mate? What will his children look like? And, suppose he has no social consciousness at all? What if he isn’t even close to human? What then? Just because you can do something does not mean you should.


7 posted on 01/21/2013 10:41:09 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Red Badger

He doesn’t need to bother....we have one already...

in the White House.


8 posted on 01/21/2013 10:42:24 AM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Red Badger
His scheme is reminiscent of Jurassic Park

To quote the character Ian Malcolm from the same movie: scientists spend a lot of time asking can we, instead of should we.

9 posted on 01/21/2013 10:44:14 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Gen.Blather

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ugly_Little_Boy


10 posted on 01/21/2013 10:45:04 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

It may not be, but when did that ever stop somebody from doing anything?..................


11 posted on 01/21/2013 10:47:38 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

If they do figure out how to do it, they’ll discover the Neanderthal looks just like a normal human.


12 posted on 01/21/2013 10:47:56 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Red Badger
Neanderthal DNA isn't human. Wouldn't that be like trying to cross a cat with a dog?
Monsanto has crossed animal DNA with plant DNA and we're eating their inventions as food. No one knows what will happen to future generations of humans because of it. Babies, someday, may be born with fish heads.
This experiment is going to create some kind of animal/human species. I think it's creepy. The creature will be something like Hollywood would use in one of their "Gut 'im like a pig" scare flicks.
13 posted on 01/21/2013 10:49:30 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Gen.Blather

He could pull in 6 figures or more working for Geico.


14 posted on 01/21/2013 10:50:49 AM PST by D Rider
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To: concerned about politics

Since we have supposedly common genetic characteristics, it would be more like crossing a horse with a zebra, which is common.

Or, it may be more like crossing a wolf with a dog which is also possible and has been done, since there is relatively little difference in DNA of dogs and wolves..........


15 posted on 01/21/2013 10:53:05 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: demshateGod

... they’ll discover the Neanderthal looks just like a normal NFL linebackers..................


16 posted on 01/21/2013 10:54:30 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

You might be on to something.

http://imageshack.us/a/img139/2320/cowerut2.png


17 posted on 01/21/2013 10:58:11 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Red Badger
neanderthal.jpg
18 posted on 01/21/2013 11:05:48 AM PST by Heartlander
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To: concerned about politics
Neanderthal DNA isn't human.

Well, Neanderthal DNA is found in modern day 'humans'. But not all humans. Guess which humans don't have any Neanderthal DNA ?

Monsanto has crossed animal DNA with plant DNA and we're eating their inventions as food.

Wouldn't that, as you said, be like " trying to cross a cat with a dog?"

19 posted on 01/21/2013 11:05:59 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Red Badger
we volunteer!


20 posted on 01/21/2013 11:06:12 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Red Badger
They better check the mothers political leanings carefully before trying this, she might abort the damn thing.
21 posted on 01/21/2013 11:08:18 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: UCANSEE2
Monsanto has crossed animal DNA with plant DNA and we're eating their inventions as food.

Wouldn't that, as you said, be like " trying to cross a cat with a dog?"

That's exactly what it is, and I think it's creepy.
BTW, we use heirloom seeds in our garden. I don't want our great grand children coming out with fins (or laying eggs or something).

22 posted on 01/21/2013 11:11:46 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: PGR88

NOW I realize why hillary klintoon has been so anxious.


23 posted on 01/21/2013 11:12:16 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: concerned about politics

No one knows what will happen to future generations of humans because of it. Babies, someday, may be born with fish heads.


Then again, babies, someday, may NOT be born with fish heads.


24 posted on 01/21/2013 11:14:34 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: UCANSEE2
Well, Neanderthal DNA is found in modern day 'humans'. But not all humans. Guess which humans don't have any Neanderthal DNA ?

Correct. Nat GEO has a show out called "The Human Family Tree", which traces our common ancestries out of Africa.

Neanderthals and humans inter-bred when humans came to Europe.

The DNA of the descendants of those that DID NOT leave Africa do not have Neanderthal DNA.

25 posted on 01/21/2013 11:17:51 AM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: D Rider

Didn’t we already unfreeze some ice age guy and train him as a lawyer?


26 posted on 01/21/2013 11:17:54 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: concerned about politics

My point was that if Monsanto can cross plant DNA with animal DNA, why would you think that ‘human’(modern man) DNA cannot be crossed with Neanderthal DNA?

YOU have Neanderthal DNA, pretty much everyone does. Except for one specific group. Care to guess which group?


27 posted on 01/21/2013 11:20:29 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Red Badger

Yabbadabbadoo!!!


28 posted on 01/21/2013 11:20:55 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Red Badger
Congratulations, It's a Ape.


Idiots are still looking for that impossible missing link.
Now playing God to invent proof of evolution.

29 posted on 01/21/2013 11:22:29 AM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans by the left, at any cost)
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To: Red Badger
Why not Helen Thomas?...
talk about being "Cursed"...

30 posted on 01/21/2013 11:23:38 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: UCANSEE2
man) DNA cannot be crossed with Neanderthal DNA? YOU have Neanderthal DNA, pretty much everyone does. Except for one specific group. Care to guess which group?

Uh....OK. I'll play. Is this a gotcha question, or maybe a good joke?

Ok. So hit me. I'm braced. Who doesn't have Neanderthal DNA?

31 posted on 01/21/2013 11:25:08 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Why is this legal?

We are in the 'age' of ANYTHING GOES.

It is legal to turn males into females, and vice versa.

It is legal to kill children before (or 'as') they leave the womb.

32 posted on 01/21/2013 11:25:23 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Lmo56
Neanderthals and humans inter-bred when humans came to Europe. The DNA of the descendants of those that DID NOT leave Africa do not have Neanderthal DNA.

True. Isn't it odd that there are SO FEW of us who know that ?

I fully expect both of us to be flamed for even mentioning it, even though it's a fact.

33 posted on 01/21/2013 11:32:06 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Red Badger

There are scientists who state that DNA is passed bi-driectionally from mother to child. I.E., if a woman conceives a child and carries the child, she also receives some of the child’s DNA in her brain.

Now, there are plenty of stupid women who would jump at the chance to do something like this, but it is pretty stupid.


34 posted on 01/21/2013 11:33:34 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Red Badger

I am all for it. The men would be fantastic professional football or hockey players with that upper body strength. The women would be as pretty as Michelle Obama so would find mates.


35 posted on 01/21/2013 11:33:39 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Red Badger

I haven’t scrolled down the comments yet, but I wonder how many variations there are of this:

“Sandra Fluke’s available.”


36 posted on 01/21/2013 11:34:29 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: concerned about politics
Who doesn't have Neanderthal DNA?

Read post #25.

37 posted on 01/21/2013 11:35:18 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Red Badger

Neanderthals became extinct for a reason. Leave it, and them there.


38 posted on 01/21/2013 11:36:51 AM PST by onedoug
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To: RicocheT
The men would be fantastic professional football or hockey players with that upper body strength. The women would be as pretty as Michelle Obama so would find mates.

LOL!

39 posted on 01/21/2013 11:36:56 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Gen.Blather
Let’s suppose he has normal intelligence.

You would have to define 'normal'. All creatures on Earth are intelligent.

40 posted on 01/21/2013 11:41:55 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Lazamataz; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; SunkenCiv

This isn’t a PING...


41 posted on 01/21/2013 11:46:28 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: concerned about politics

Seems to me that two animals that can successfully mate and produce fertile offspring are of the same species. This seems to be the case between homo sapiens and the humans we call neandrathals.


42 posted on 01/21/2013 11:46:38 AM PST by DManA
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To: Gen.Blather

“What will he think about those who created him and then put him in a world where he is the ugliest man alive. Even if he has a great personality, how will near universal rejection affect him?”

What if he is a she? Then she won’t have to worry as much, because no matter how ugly she is, some man will go there.


43 posted on 01/21/2013 11:47:24 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: onedoug

Some of us are proof that although Neanderthals are extinct, their genes may not be.


44 posted on 01/21/2013 11:47:37 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Gen.Blather
Let’s suppose he has normal intelligence.

Normal for a neanderthal.

Why are scientists deadset determined to create "sub-human" life-forms that are not extended the same basic protections of life? Is it so they have their "trial set" of near-human guinea pigs for medical experimentation? For labor?

At the same time eugenicists are urging the abortion of those who have birth defects or the euthanizing of those who "cost the State and contribute nothing" later in life?

45 posted on 01/21/2013 11:52:05 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Gen.Blather

“And, suppose he has no social consciousness at all? What if he isn’t even close to human? What then?”

He’ll register as a Democrat.


46 posted on 01/21/2013 11:54:57 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: blam

Ping.


47 posted on 01/21/2013 12:01:37 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ought-six
“And, suppose he has no social consciousness at all? What if he isn’t even close to human? What then?”

He’ll register as a Democrat.

And become the first Neanderthal president of the United States(D). Another historical moment.

48 posted on 01/21/2013 12:03:44 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: lightman

I was going to say,”To Bad Stanley Ann Dunham isn’t around anymore, she has already done it once”


49 posted on 01/21/2013 12:05:00 PM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: MrB

Yea, I believe so. And what about that guy from Encino.


50 posted on 01/21/2013 12:06:48 PM PST by D Rider
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