Monday, May 20, 2013

You want to follow where science is going?

"Recently, there was a bit of an internet uproar when some outlets took an interview that Church gave a German newspaper out of context and made it sound as if he were looking to clone Neanderthals. He’s not. But this is the kind of technology that one would use to bring back Neanderthals or, for that matter, mammoths, when their actual DNA is lost to time. Church has said that, in theory, this could be done by changing the genes of a human stem cell (in the case of a Neanderthal) or an elephant (in the case of the mammoth) to match a prehistoric relative. If you want to bring back ice age animals, Cas9 might be the way to do it."   M.Harper...go to article
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