Bringing back the Neanderthal genome the old-fashioned way

| January 31, 2013 |

The following is an excerpt.

With all the crazy talk about George Church and an adventurous young woman conspiring to bring back Neandertals, I do think it is important to keep in mind that we can bring back an individual with a predominantly Neandertal genome in a very old fashioned manner: controlled breeding. The most humane and viable manner in which you might do this is simply start a religion in a Bene Gesserit fashion where the prophesied Kwisatz Haderach is a Neandertal.

View the original article here: A bioartistic project for the Long Now Foundation