Return of the Neanderthals

Neanderthaler Fund
Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The following is an edited excerpt.

For now, the Neanderthal genome is an abstract string of billions of DNA letters stored in computer databases. But it naturally sparks the imagination: Could scientists use that genetic blueprint to create neo-Neanderthals in the flesh?

In the not-so-distant future, advances in genetic engineering might enable that feat, experts say. But whether such a resurrection should happen is another story.

Read the full article here: Return of the Neanderthals

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