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Neanderthal clones unlikely, experts say

| | January 22, 2013

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A Harvard geneticist has raised eyebrows by declaring that scientists could make a Neanderthal clone baby if they had an “extremely adventurous female human” as a surrogate.

When geneticist George Church talked about cloning Neanderthals in his book and subsequent interview with Der Spiegel news weekly, it sounded like something out of Michael Crichton’s “Jurassic Park” coming to life. But experts say that safety and ethical hang-ups mean the first Neanderthal birth in 30,000 years is probably fiction, too.

View the original article here: Harvard Prof Says Neanderthal Clones Possible but Experts Doubt It

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