Skip to comments.Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years
Posted on 01/17/2011 7:17:28 PM PST by Germanicus Cretorian
Japanese researchers will launch a project this year to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth by using cloning technology to bring the ancient pachyderm back to life in around five years time.
The researchers will try to revive the species by obtaining tissue this summer from the carcass of a mammoth preserved in a Russian research laboratory, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported.
"Preparations to realise this goal have been made," Akira Iritani, leader of the team and a professor emeritus of Kyoto University, told the mass-circulation daily.
Under the plan, the nuclei of mammoth cells will be inserted into an elephant's egg cell from which the nuclei have been removed, to create an embryo containing mammoth genes, the report said.
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the world doesn’t seem to be the worse for their absence. surely these people can find a more prudent use of their time.
“Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years”
The REALLY BIG problem: can the voters resurrect the Elephant Party in two years?
I want to see them create a zombie/cyborg mammoth.
Did none of them watch Jurassic Park? /semisarc
I want genetically tailored trilobites that will serve as coasters and trivets.
Velociraptors would be nice.
What could go wrong? (Other than a lot of bad lipsynching ala “Godzilla” movie style)
I disagree John, I’m cutting down some saplings and making spears as I type this, I’m going to be prepared, just think of the next biggest sportsman event! “the Great Mammoth Hunt!”... count me in heh.
I want to see them create a zombie/cyborg mammoth
with freakin lazer beam eyes MAN!
Oh sure, it starts with the ooo’s and ahh’s,
then there’s the running and screaming...
Umm.........Do these guys ever watch TV? It always goes bad, and the next thing you know people are dying and the thing ALWAYS gets away to come back later meaner and bigger.
This sounds really neat, but I very much doubt that the mammoth cells have been frozen perfectly enough (without occasional thawing) to contain a complete genome of the animal.
If they are worried about whether to display the young mammoth to the public, they are getting way, way ahead of themselves.
well, since there is only going to be one of them at first, I am pretty sure that the all-powerful EPA will put them on the endangered species list. but I like the way you’re thinking ;)
Then they’ll have to re-create cavemen and saber tooth tigers when the Mammoth population gets out of control
I see a Geico commercial in their future: Cloning a mammoth? So easy a cavemen could do it, ya jackwagon!
Not only that, but it'll find a way to reproduce...with ITSELF!!
If they succeed, doesn?t that render the whole endangered species act and other such crud obsolete? After all, extinction itself will be extinct...
The Japanese!... <<- (Eddie Murphy laugh)..
Yup. Then there’s the mutations. There’s always mutations.
Fire breathing 30’ tall mammoths from H#ll. Probably flying ones, too. With a taste for human BRAINS!!!
Nothing could go possible wrong here.
Jurassic Park, the Reality Show????
I would have recipes. And a theme. Scary thought, that. Within 30 seconds of seeing your comment, I had the whole meal planned. Mammoth milk ice cream for dessert will require some special techniques (for the milker, not for me, is just ice cream).
Humans are the ultimate predator. You went extinct before we finished with you? Sorry, you get to play again.
I’d like to be among the first Wooly ranchers.
Laser beam eyes are a great idea!
When it inevitably goes berserk, the people running and screaming is just a bonus.
Boy, is that elephant in for a rude surprise
I really liked the original version of that show.
I thought it had the best intro in TV history.
and cave women.
Look at the plus side.
The wooly mammoths will eat all the polar bears, and we can start drilling for oil again.
I learned that in ancient history class. Because I'm way too young to remember that from personal memories.
You must be really, really old to carry that picture around.
They don't make 'em like that any more.
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It'll be just like the emu ranching thing in Texas a while back. Next thing you know, you'll let them go so you don't have to feed them, and we'll be hitting them on the highway.
I can’t wait for Mammoth Steak.
I, for one, welcome our new pachyderm overlords.
Actually, it would be nice to restore the North American branch of the pachyderm family. Africa and Asia have had all the fun for too long. I’d imagine mammoths could do ok up in the Yukon/NW Territories/North Slope area, though they might be a bit of a headache for the drilling sites.
And that, as they say, is your loss.
hey! that’s nothing my freshly cut spears can’t sort out, you should join me, although we’ll need one lofty sized bbq.
You're gonna need a really big barn.
Proof positive that OTHER country’s scientists can also get a gubmint grant for whatever improbable pipe dream that enters their little heads.
I hope it tastes like chicken!
Sorry, I’m no good with a spear.
An M4 or .357 magnum? I’m your guy. Or a bow. Or 3 feet of 1095 steel.
Wonder if the later would be effective? Mine cuts 1 1/2 inch diameter rose bush branches like they’re made of Nerf...
This is a really bad idea. A case for the “slippery slope”.
Anyone care to speculate where this might end up in ten or twenty years?
Also, I can build the fire pit. Your bring the BBQ sauce (and none of that Heinz cr@p).
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