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Scientists use 'Jurassic Park' experiment to try to bring woolly mammoth back from the dead
dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 2, 2010 | David Derbyshire

Posted on 05/03/2010 10:18:11 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Woolly mammoths could one day walk the Earth again, it seems.

In an extraordinary Jurassic Park- style experiment, DNA from a frozen specimen of the extinct giant was used to reproduce their blood.

And it revealed that the beasts used more than their distinctive shaggy coats to keep warm in harsh Arctic conditions 25,000 years ago - they had antifreeze in their veins.

The scientists believe the genetic adaptation technique could be used to resurrect body parts and proteins from other extinct animals.

Researcher Prof Kevin Campbell-of the University of Manitoba, Canada, said: 'The molecules are no different than going back in time and taking a blood sample from a real mammoth.'

To recreate the blood, the scientists used DNA preserved in bones from frozen Siberian specimens up to 43,000 years old.

It was used alongside genetic information from their descendants, Asian elephants.

And this revealed the woolly mammoth's blood adapted to cope with the freezing conditions.

Its 'antifreeze blood' was able to carry oxygen around the body even at low temperatures, researchers told Nature Genetics journal.

This is thought to have evolved after mammoth ancestors moved from tropical Africa in an Ice Age.

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1 posted on 05/03/2010 10:18:12 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono

Wooly Mammoth Flu will kill us all.


2 posted on 05/03/2010 10:19:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We are all just DYING to see how they will resurrect a T-Rex....


3 posted on 05/03/2010 10:20:29 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hear that Woolly Mammoth meat tastes good.... :D


4 posted on 05/03/2010 10:20:54 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Why do we need wooly mammoths? Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

They seem unfitted to modern human life, at 10-12 feet tall ... Anybody think that is why they went extinct?

5 posted on 05/03/2010 10:22:29 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

6 posted on 05/03/2010 10:23:06 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"I hate it when I'm right all the time..."

7 posted on 05/03/2010 10:23:18 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“...Back from the Dead”?

Wow! I thought they were going to try to clone it, not attampt to reanimate the actual frozen dead mammoth...

...just what we need -— zombie wooly mamoths.

;-)


8 posted on 05/03/2010 10:23:29 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Tarpon

Can they all have Ray Romano’s voice?


9 posted on 05/03/2010 10:23:29 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

They were so cuddly in the movie.


10 posted on 05/03/2010 10:24:20 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Life finds a way.”


11 posted on 05/03/2010 10:24:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...they had antifreeze in their veins.

No WONDER they went extinct!

A while back I heard about a guy who died from that. His wife wanted to murder him, so she put a small amount of it in every beer she got out of the fridge for him. Over the course of a couple of months he kept getting sicker and sicker, until one day he slipped in to a coma and died. Apparently he never did feel sick enough to stop drinking beer, though.

12 posted on 05/03/2010 10:27:30 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
mammoth Pictures, Images and Photos

Be nice to ride one to the next Rino convention.

13 posted on 05/03/2010 10:35:24 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: dfwgator

We hunted it to extinction - now it’s hunting us! Tagline from Mammoth http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0487037/ Summer Glau alert


14 posted on 05/03/2010 10:36:00 AM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

15 posted on 05/03/2010 10:36:15 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They died out for reason.


16 posted on 05/03/2010 10:36:35 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Jeff Goldblum was outstanding in Jurassic Park.And watching the Babeasaurus was kinda fun too.
17 posted on 05/03/2010 10:37:50 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Nachum
Our new secret weapon, T-Rex.
18 posted on 05/03/2010 10:38:41 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: a fool in paradise
"Wooly Mammoth Flu will kill us all."

I believe this is actually the host organism of the "Wooly Mammoth Flu"...


19 posted on 05/03/2010 10:38:44 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Gay State Conservative
Hysterical! I swear I didn't see yours before I posted mine. It takes me longer than two minutes just to look up the HTML code to post a picture.

Great minds think alike :)

20 posted on 05/03/2010 10:39:56 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Gay State Conservative

21 posted on 05/03/2010 10:40:24 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (Live Free Or Die)
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To: Dallas59
They died out for reason.

Man made global warming. It all started with the discovery of fire.

22 posted on 05/03/2010 10:42:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: ANGGAPO; Revolting cat!
Our new secret weapon, T-Rex.

Can we work on bringing back T-Rex from the dead?


23 posted on 05/03/2010 10:43:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Well, even if they can get a fetus started, scientists WILL need a host womb to bring it to term...


24 posted on 05/03/2010 10:44:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Host womb?—see post #15.


25 posted on 05/03/2010 11:12:08 AM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cool.

Then I’ll have a reason to buy a .470 Nitro Express.


26 posted on 05/03/2010 11:21:33 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: Nachum

Oh, c’mon. Wouldn’t you just LOVE to hunt a T-Rex or Triceratops with a 20mm ATR or .50 BMG rifle? Talk about a boon for big game hunters...

It ain’t the T-Rex that would bother me - its the little raptor-type critters that attack in packs...


27 posted on 05/03/2010 11:23:09 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What could possibly go wrong?


28 posted on 05/03/2010 11:25:04 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Little Ray

You watch, they’ll make them all “protected species”....


29 posted on 05/03/2010 11:26:14 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: WayneS
...just what we need -— zombie wooly mamoths.

For a Zomby Wooly Mammoth I would pay...Fifty Dollars!

30 posted on 05/03/2010 11:27:28 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I thought all you had to do to bring them back was bang a gong...


31 posted on 05/03/2010 11:29:51 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Tarpon

They probably went extinct because whatever plant life they ate went extinct. What do these numbskulls think they are going to feed it? And as a hybrid animal, there’s no telling.


32 posted on 05/03/2010 11:29:57 AM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: Nachum
You watch, they’ll make them all “protected PATENTED species”....
33 posted on 05/03/2010 11:31:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: Nachum

Well, just darn. That would be a LOT of shoveling...


34 posted on 05/03/2010 12:39:53 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did these people not watch the second half of the movie? This never ends well, except for the precocious 13 year-old, they always come out golden.


35 posted on 05/03/2010 12:40:58 PM PDT by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: Little Ray
Back from extinction maybe, but not back from the dead. Liberals have such vivid imaginations don’tchaknow.
36 posted on 05/03/2010 12:41:36 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bring back the Wooly Mammoth for what reason? To terrorize cave men? Don’t the Afghans have enough problems?


37 posted on 05/03/2010 12:56:03 PM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ah, the Woolly mammoths and other extinct species have nothing on Fedzilla.

No T-Rex or other dinosaur can compare to the power of Fedzilla. Fedzilla cannot be killed. It mutates every year into hundreds of other subspecies all with the ability to never die.

38 posted on 05/03/2010 1:11:44 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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39 posted on 05/03/2010 4:22:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; SunkenCiv

OK, Sunken, have I been predicting this for at least two years? Just goes to show I don’t have mammoth wool between my big old flapping ears.


40 posted on 05/03/2010 4:42:38 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: stormer

Yeah, I guess they didn’t learn anything from Jurassic Park:)


41 posted on 05/03/2010 4:56:11 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Little Ray
It ain’t the T-Rex that would bother me - its the little raptor-type critters that attack in packs...

That's what belt fed 12 gauge weapons are for(or maybe 10 gauge).

42 posted on 05/03/2010 4:58:58 PM PDT by calex59
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To: SunkenCiv
antifreeze blood

Modern Siberians do too . . . .


43 posted on 05/03/2010 5:01:12 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Good point, people have been seeing mammoths that weren’t there for centuries. ;’)


44 posted on 05/03/2010 6:11:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: wildbill

Tusk the right time to try this experiment.


45 posted on 05/03/2010 6:13:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Tarpon
Why do we need wooly mammoths? Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Its similar to our need to go back to the moon.

46 posted on 05/03/2010 6:34:31 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: SunkenCiv

I have visions of mammoth herds of mammoth mammoths roaming the central U.S. in migration with the seasons, from Texas to Canada, obliterating all before them and leaving fragrant steaming piles to mark their passing.

The herds of these big boys will certainly affect the ozone layer.


47 posted on 05/03/2010 7:55:33 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Blue Turtle

I read what you posted to my daughter and she said, “Hey there, what’s that sound. All the mammoths are in the ground!” LOL


48 posted on 05/03/2010 8:32:38 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: Dallas59; SunkenCiv; All

OK, Sunken Civ, time to put up the Firestone book.


49 posted on 05/03/2010 11:57:11 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Trillian

LOL...very cool!


50 posted on 05/04/2010 4:33:13 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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