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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Scientist: I'm NOT seeking a mom for a Neanderthal

Harvard Medical School genetics professor George Church poses for a photo with DNA sequence data in 2008. Church says reports that made him sound like he was searching for a woman to bear a Neanderthal baby are based on misunderstandings of an interview he gave the German magazine Der Spiegel. Church said the idea of bringing back Neanderthals gets brief mention as a theoretical possibility in his recent book, "Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves."