Cloning Washington

Cloning Washington

April 1, 2018

Advances in DNA gene sequencing and biogenetics have allowed scientists to begin re-growing George Washington's cells.

Clone is expected to appear at the Museum on July 4, 2018.


Philadelphia, April 1, 2018 - The Museum announced today that a piece of George Washington's hair was used to map his DNA and generate a clone of America's most famous Founding Father.  The clone will make his first appearance at the Museum on July 4, 2018. 

Washington is remembered as the first President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the Continental Army during America's Revolutionary War. Constitutional scholars are already debating whether on not Washington's clone can run for a third term in 2054.  

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