Skip to comments.Cloned Mammoths Made More Likely by Frozen Mice
Posted on 11/07/2008 4:00:13 AM PST by Renfield
Jurassic Park? Still not close to being real.
But cloned woolly mammoths just became more possible, thanks to Japanese researchers who announced Monday that they'd cloned dead mice that had been frozen for 16 years.
When animal tissue freezes, cell walls burst and the DNA inside the cell nuclei can be seriously damaged. Because of that, most scientists had assumed it'd be impossible to get any good DNA from the thousands of frozen mammoths thought to still lie in Siberian permafrost.
The Japanese team figured, however, that the high concentration of sugar in brain tissue might preserve DNA. So they ground up frozen mice brains, found some useful DNA and put it into unfertilized live mouse eggs....
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Woolly Mammoth ping.
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We need to get Carl Cameron fired for his lying "report" on Sarah Palin.
I thought we’d all learned our lesson after Jurassic park 1, 2, and 3? Apparently not.
Frozen mice cloned - are woolly mammoths next? - how about Ted Williams?
reuters | Mon Nov 3, 2008 5:30pm EST
Posted on 11/03/2008 3:10:47 PM PST by JoeProBono
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Our great grandchildren will be paying to ride them at county fairs in the future.