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Just Say No To Neanderthal Cloning
I suppose it was bound to happen. A geneticist wants to implant an embryo with Neanderthal genes. Kind of goes without saying, but no one learned anything from Jurassic Park and the velociraptors? I know I refer to this all the time, but I love the lines where Jeff Goldblum‘s character Dr. Malcolm and John Hammond are discussing cloning:
John Hammond: I don’t think you’re giving us our due credit. Our scientists have done things which nobody’s ever done before…
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.
Since none of us are getting any younger (Jim just turned 64!) then there is no time like the present to get this project kicked off.
The Wilkerson Group DNA Project
As you may have noticed this blog is now an affiliate of Family Tree DNA . I did that on purpose because it may give us a discount on the test if I click on my own link to go to their site. If not, I did discover (by using the FTDNA search box in the sidebar just to the right of this post) that there is a WILKERSON Group DNA Project and using their site might give us a discount if my own link does not. All that said, it’s isn’t that the DNA test I want to do for Jim’s dad is all that expensive, but some other family members have said they might want to chip in to help us defray the costs.
The main goal of what we are trying to discover is how much Native American blood might be in the lines. A preliminary test of Jim’s DNA showed that he does have some, but I want to take it back another generation to his dad to get a more “direct” route to the possible Indian ancestry. I don’t think we would even undertake this testing if it wasn’t for the small amount showing in this graphic from another source.
So, for now, all I can say is check back here to see what the results might be. Thanks for reading today!