US geneticist George Church told German newspaper Der Spiegel he was close to being able to clone a Neanderthal but would need a human woman to lend her womb to the project.
But the birth may not be quite what a human woman was used to, Gawker reported.
While Neanderthal children didn’t need to rotate to get to the birth canal, their mothers generally had a wider birth canal than human women.
The baby would also be expected to have a longer head than a human child.
But despite the potential birthing difficulties, Professor Church said Neanderthal children could be very intelligent and may become a craze.
“Let’s say someone has a healthy, normal Neanderthal baby,” he told Bloomberg Businessweek last year.
“Well, then, everyone will want to have a Neanderthal kid. “Were they superstrong or supersmart? Who knows. “But there’s one way to find out.”