Latest research findings show that the Homo sapiens interbred with the Neanderthals about 54,000 years ago, and as a result modern humans carry about 2 to 4% of the Neanderthal DNA. According to another recent study, the fraction of the Neanderthal DNA in modern humans is actually as high as 20%.
Lets show what celebrities and politicians could be carrying a bit more Neanderthal DNA than the rest of us. Many thanks to opcrom for the themepost.
Geneticists of Harvard University received millions of dollars of government grants to
bring Neanderthals back to life. This will be done with the help of the excavated Neanderthal DNA that will be put into human stem cells, that will develop into Neanderthal embryo that will then be implanted into a surrogate mother. The last step is the most challenging one, says Harvard professor George Church, "We need to find a woman who is adventurous enough to become a Neanderthal surrogate mother and give birth to the first Neanderthal baby since they became extinct 33,000 years ago."
So far there are no volunteers for the position of the surrogate Neanderthal mother, but Harvard is positive they will find her. "The surrogate 'Neanderthal mother' will get huge media coverage and will become famous. Plus the job pays really well too", adds Prof. Church.
Show how celebrities or politicians could have looked if they were born Neanderthals.
"The Neanderthals are not totally extinct, in some of us they live on - a little bit", says a landmark scientific study. It was previously thought that the Neanderthals were a separate line, and that all modern humans descended from a small population of Africans. However the current study proved that at least some of the modern humans still share parts of their DNA (genome) with the Neanderthals, which effectively means that that part of the ancient humans mated with the Neanderthals.
Show what celebrities or politicians may have Neanderthal genome by photoshopping them as Neanderthals.
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