Scientists Resurrecting Woolly Mammoths

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Dec 7, 2011
  1. Gahars
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    I was going to type a long preface relating this story to Jurassic Park, but why waste your time; I'm sure I'll get it in somewhere else. So instead, let's go straight to the science.

    Scientists are going to clone a Woolly Mammoth.

    And here's how they plan to do it.


    Source: Digital Journal (Definitely worth checking out the full article, as it goes into a lot more detail)

    And this isn't some far off "Maybe in the far off future" sort of thing, with scientists hoping that the technology to support this is developed. No, we have all we need; with luck, we could have it in five years.

    The fact that we can resurrect a species that has been extinct for 5000 or so years is mind blowing. If this succeeds, it will be one of our crowning achievements as a species. Still, the scientists should be careful with the cloned creature; after all, life always seems to find a way.
     
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    Interesting. I bet in 10-20 years we'll have them in zoos and will be using them as a food source.
     
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    Amazing, I wonder if how the mammoth will look since the way it's been cloned, I'm also interested on how it will act.
     
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    It won't be the first animal to be brought back from extinction through cloning.
     
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    Sweet!

    Hopefully they will make Prehistoric park come true
     
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    True, but the length of time between its extinction and subsequent cloning still makes it significant. Hopefully these mammoths will have better luck surviving long past birth.
     
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    Yay!

    The only downside is that it either dies, or that it goes on a rampage.

    Well, of either two, the latter is more likely..

    Can't wait to taste Mammoth Steak :D
     
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    sure they get female eggs, then the need to create the male's sperm, then I guess let it grow in an elephant and hope that the chromosome number is correct and has no duplicate chromosomes and then hope it doesn't have any birth defects as the cells have been dead for over 23,000 years. How can they be so optimistic if they can't even clone sheep correctly?
     
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    How would mammoth even taste like? :unsure:
     
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    This post made me laugh to hard :(
     
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    If that article you linked to is anything to go by, these projects don't seem to have much success. Well, best of luck to them.

    Found this article. Looks like it's worth a read, though it's negative about the prospect of cloning. http://io9.com/5865590/no-we-wont-be-able-to-clone-a-woolly-mammoth-in-the-next-five-years/
     
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    Life...uh....find a way.
     
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    they've been wanting to do this for years now
    no reason to believe it'll actually happen this time
     
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    That's badass.
     
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    Scientists Resurrecting Micheal Jackson more like hahha
     
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    They have been cloning the aliens they found for years.
     
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    If i understand it correct its NOT a Clining project like some here are talking about but more like "mutating DNA" to make a normal elefant become a mutation that looks like a mammoth.

    well should be possible to do and if this does succeed maybe the politicians will finaly allow tests with human cells so that they will really be able to "modify" unborn humans for perfect health and such.
     
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    Have we not been hearing these sort of news repeatedly over the years -.-?

    - Planet with life forms found
    - Mammoths being reborn
    - Bla bla
     
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