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Are You the “Adventurous Human Woman” Science Needs to Give Birth to a Baby Neanderthal?

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OK, so science isn't to the point of genetically engineering a living, breathing Neanderthal baby quite yet. But Harvard geneticist George Church told German site Der Spiegel that they're getting there, and that when the time comes they'll need an "adventurous human woman" to be the surrogate.

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Harvard Researchers Smash DNA Storage Record By Encoding Book, JavaScript and More

In the interest of technology getting more intimidating the older you get, your future computer is going to be weird. Its processor will switch electrons between quantum states at blazing speeds, and the hard drive might well be biological, storing your family photos, music collection, and Diablo III saves on strands of DNA. A team at Harvard has come one step closer to making DNA storage a practical reality, encoding 11 JPEG images, a Javascript program, and a full book by team leader George Church on a segment of DNA.

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