Harvard: Americans are working to give birth to a Neanderthal child. A Harvard scientist has started searching for the woman, who would agree for this experiment. The woman will be used to test the abilities of modern science to clone a caveman, reports Dispatch News Desk (DND).
American geneticist George Church informed Germany’s Magazine Der Spiegel that he was almost ready to clone a Neanderthal, but he needed a woman for the project, who could bear and deliver the unusual baby.
The woman will receive an embryo with the Neanderthal DNA, placed in stem cells. George Church warned that child labor would be significantly different from what women usually experience. The birth canals of Neanderthal mothers were significantly wider than those of modern women, so their babies did not have to turn to get in the canals. In addition, the head of the Neanderthal baby is expected to be larger than that of normal children.
The professor is one of the authors of the project to decipher the human genome. He is sure that as long as modern science can clone a mammal, then one should try and clone a human or his next of kin.