Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ancient history, modern science

Heather Pringle at Time Machine has been posting about how sequencing the genome of a Neandertal has led to proposals to clone one, an idea she condemns with some powerful historical comparisons.

Meanwhile somebody is doing a similar genetic analysis on some poor guy who died in Greenland about 4000 years ago. Some of the same ick factor that Heather is talking about is needed here too.

But that world is coming.
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