Mother Wanted for Neanderthal Baby
A distinguished scientist is determined to turn back time and recreate a Neanderthal baby – but he needs an adventurous woman to help.
Harvard Medical School genetics professor George Church is adamant he can bring our extinct ancestor back to life now technology is so advanced, but he first needs to find a female willing to carry the baby, the Daily Mail has reported.
Neanderthals were the closest extinct human relative, who lived between 200,000 and 28,000 years ago.
Archaeologists first discovered the species in Germany in 1856 and have been studying their DNA structure since.
Church, whose ideas formed the plot for Jurassic Park, believes he can recreate Neanderthals through modern medicine and his colleagues agree.
"I have already managed to attract enough DNA from fossil bones to reconstruct the DNA of the human species largely extinct. Now I need an adventurous female human," he told German magazine, Der Spiegel.