Thursday, February 19, 2009

Neanderthal Genome Progress

Laura Niven's colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany report they have reconstructed 63 percent of the Neanderthal genome using DNA retrieved from six Neanderthals. Ethical problems aside, once the work is complete, some experts are now convinced it would be possible to bring a Neanderthal to life.

I suggest we start with something like a mammoth first.

1 comment:

Teddy said...

Considering the modern definition of 'Neanderthal', most women would say that such creatures still exist. I'm for the mammoth too.