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Scientist seeks surrogate mother for Neanderthal baby

neanderthalmodelIMG_1501By Alexandra Pleffer

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.”

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