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Adventurous Woman Needed To Help Professor Create Neanderthal Baby!

14/08/2014 16:46 | Updated 22 May 2015

A scientist has put a call out for an 'adventurous woman' to help him create a Neanderthal baby!

Professor George Church from Harvard Medical School wants to reconstruct Neanderthal DNA and needs a human volunteer to carry the child produced from it.

The genetics professor believes he can bring back Neanderthals - who have been extinct for 33,000 years - if he can find a willing surrogate mum.

He says the analysis he has made of Neanderthal genetic code using samples from bones is complete enough to reconstruct their DNA and create new life from them.

Professor seeks woman to carry Neanderthal baby!

"Now I need an adventurous female human," he said. "It depends on a hell of a lot of things, but I think it can be done."

Speaking to German magazine Der Spiegel, the professor said he could introduce parts of the Neanderthal genome to human stem cells, and clone them to create a foetus which could then be implanted in a woman.

"We can clone all kinds of mammals, so it's very likely that we could clone a human. Why shouldn't we be able to do so?" he said. "Neanderthals might think differently than we do. We know that they had a larger cranial size. They could even be more intelligent than us."

"When the time comes to deal with an epidemic or getting off the planet or whatever, it's conceivable that their way of thinking could be beneficial. They could maybe even create a new neo-Neanderthal culture and become a political force. The main goal is to increase diversity. The one thing that is bad for society is low diversity," he added.

Any volunteers?

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