Can we make a pet project out of our human ancestors?
(MCT) — In the most depressing scientific news in years, it turns out that the scheme to clone a Neanderthal baby is about as real as Manti Te’o’s girlfriend.
The esteemed Harvard Uni-versity geneticist George M. Church — who helped start the Human Genome Project — blames the confusion on a bad translation of an interview he did with Germany’s Der Spiegel. The account then was morphed on the Internet by reporters desperate for a good cave man baby story.
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