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I just realized I haven't done the "Hokey Pokey" in over 40 years. I guess when you get older you just forget what it's all about!
On the surface we have the illusion of Individuality, when in actual fact…. deep down…. we are all the same life-force!

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Any friend of yours is a friend of mine!

Dear Friends: Well, talk about ambition!!!!

Scientists got a hold of some Neanderthal DNA and they are about to grow a Neanderthal brain to see it there is any big difference in how they are structured compared to our brains. (They are trying to find out if we drove them to extinction by being smarter than them because they were around for hundreds of thousands of years until we showed up and they lived in harsher climates than us humans - Northern Europe)

Scientists are preparing to create “miniature brains” that have been genetically engineered to contain Neanderthal DNA, in an unprecedented attempt to understand how humans differ from our closest relatives continues Hannah Devlin in today's Guardian. In the next few months the small blobs of tissue, known as brain organoids, will be grown from human stem cells that have been edited to contain “Neanderthalized” versions of several genes.

The lentil-sized organoids, which are incapable of thoughts or feelings  replicate some of the basic structures of an adult brain. They could demonstrate for the first time if there were meaningful differences between human and Neanderthal brain biology.

“Neanderthals are the closest relatives to everyday humans, so if we should define ourselves as a group or a species it is really them that we should compare ourselves to,” said Pääbo.

The way  see it anyway!

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