New book and TV series about Neanderthals brought back by cloning and their struggles growing up in modern America
Today, there is more and more interest in Neanderthals and a new awareness that we share about 2% of our DNA with them. So what would happen if scientists could use the Neanderthal DNA to bring the Neanderthals back by cloning with the help of surrogate mothers?
It’s a reality that’s closer than ever, as scientists work on bringing back many extinct species.
The Neanderthals Are Back is a book and TV series based on this premise. The Beginning is the first of a series of stories about the life of Neanderthals growing up in modern society after two scientists bring them back. This book and first TV episode focuses on the story of the first six Neanderthal babies as they grow up. At first they are raised in the lab in secret and taught by a nursery school teacher. When the children are five and six, with the brain power of a modern four or five year old, the scientists place them with the owners of a group home for children with disabilities.