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Wanted: An “extremely adventurous female human” ...

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:20 am
by Mikes
...to give birth to a Neandertal
German magazine Der Spiegel has just published an interview with geneticist George Church in which he talks about his work as a biologist and his idea of making humans resistant to all viruses. But he also addresses a topic we've discussed before: The idea of cloning a Neandertal.

Church, the author of Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves, is a pioneer in synthetic biology and was a key player in the mapping of the human genome. He has also helped to set up around two dozen biotech firms.

When speaking with Der Spiegel, he mentioned that we'll soon have the capacity to clone a Neandertal. "We can clone all kinds of mammals," he said, "so it's very likely that we could clone a human. Why shouldn't we be able to do so?"
God I love science

Re: Wanted: An “extremely adventurous female human” ...

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:01 pm
by strawman
This hasn't already been done?

Re: Wanted: An “extremely adventurous female human” ...

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:18 pm
by groomporter
Reminds me of an episode of one of my other favorite podcasts

Stalin's Human-Ape Hybrids
http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4219

Re: Wanted: An “extremely adventurous female human” ...

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:25 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
strawman wrote:This hasn't already been done?
My mother swears it has.

But don't be fooled people; this is the latest Nature-Nazi plot!
We need to combat genome change! Down with Homos (Homosapiens)! ... Down with Homos!... Down with Homos!
...
We want it all, Neanderthal! ... We want it all, Neanderthal! ...

Re: Wanted: An “extremely adventurous female human” ...

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:32 pm
by Mikes
strawman wrote:This hasn't already been done?
Nah. It only seems so when you walk into WalMart.