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Cloning Neanderthals

Der Spiegel has posted an interesting interview with George Church, a synthetic biology expert from Harvard university who believes that if human cloning ever became acceptable, it would be possible to bring back Neanderthals from the dead. SPIEGEL: Setting aside all ethical doubts, do you believe it is technically possible to

We may see a cloned woolly mammoth within four years

Thanks to a new breakthrough in cloning technology, it is a very real possibility that we will see a living, breathing woolly mammoth within four years. Previous efforts in the 1990s to recover nuclei in cells from the skin and muscle tissue from mammoths found in the Siberian permafrost failed because

Could DNA be used to clone a neanderthal?

Scientists are coming closer to completing a draft sequence of the Neanderthal genome, prompting some to speculate on the possibility of cloning. Some scientists believe that by making changes to the DNA inside a human cell -- thousands or even millions of changes, that is -- the human genome can be

Scientists clone world’s oldest living plant

The world's oldest living plant, a tree species known as King's Lomatia, has been cloned in an effort to save it from a deadly fungus. RTBG horticulturist botanist Natalie Tapson said that unlike many plants which reproduce from seed, King's Lomatia is a sterile clone which reproduces new plants by suckering