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!
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