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Mother of invention
January 29, 2013, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff

Here's a mother of an idea. A Harvard professor and scientist is seeking an open-minded woman willing to help him bring back the long-extinct Neanderthal.

Like a strange real-life sequel to Michael Crichton's dinosaur resurrection novel "Jurassic Park,” geneticist George Church is floating the idea of cloning Neanderthals. All he needs is a womb for rent.

To be fair, Church mainly opined originally that someday such cloning will be possible. Days later, he was quoted as looking for "an adventurous human female” to play host. Church later said he was mistranslated by German outlet Der Spiegel. Maybe. Or maybe he used his Homo sapien ability to walk upright to backpedal a bit on an outrageous idea once he saw the public backlash.

Regardless, it's a toss-up which goal is more attainable


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