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Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years
Yahoo/AFP ^ | Jan. 17 | Shingo Ito

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; cloning; godsgravesglyphs; mammoth; mammoths
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1 posted on 01/17/2011 7:17:30 PM PST by Germanicus Cretorian
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

the world doesn’t seem to be the worse for their absence. surely these people can find a more prudent use of their time.


2 posted on 01/17/2011 7:20:08 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian
Others say four years.
3 posted on 01/17/2011 7:20:19 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

“Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years”

The REALLY BIG problem: can the voters resurrect the Elephant Party in two years?


4 posted on 01/17/2011 7:20:19 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

I want to see them create a zombie/cyborg mammoth.


5 posted on 01/17/2011 7:20:22 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

Did none of them watch Jurassic Park? /semisarc


6 posted on 01/17/2011 7:21:22 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

I want genetically tailored trilobites that will serve as coasters and trivets.


7 posted on 01/17/2011 7:22:01 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Jubtabulously We Thrive!)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Velociraptors would be nice.


8 posted on 01/17/2011 7:22:23 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Because the left is ugly and the right is beautiful.)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian
Are mammoth tasty?

(Assuming a no-s plural...)

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9 posted on 01/17/2011 7:22:30 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (Live and Let Live; is not working...)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

Russian lab?

Japanese scientist?

What could go wrong? (Other than a lot of bad lipsynching ala “Godzilla” movie style)


10 posted on 01/17/2011 7:22:30 PM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

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.


11 posted on 01/17/2011 7:23:35 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: SIDENET

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...


12 posted on 01/17/2011 7:23:48 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

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.


13 posted on 01/17/2011 7:25:14 PM PST by ConservativeChris
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

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.


14 posted on 01/17/2011 7:25:20 PM PST by docbnj
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To: Bulwyf

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 ;)


15 posted on 01/17/2011 7:27:00 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Cyber Ninja
"Tonight's secret ingredient on Iron Chef..."
16 posted on 01/17/2011 7:27:51 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian
Great another protected species comming up,Lets bring back the DoDo bird as well for them to play with.
17 posted on 01/17/2011 7:28:08 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Cheetahcat
comming = coming
18 posted on 01/17/2011 7:29:15 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

Then they’ll have to re-create cavemen and saber tooth tigers when the Mammoth population gets out of control


19 posted on 01/17/2011 7:32:06 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

I see a Geico commercial in their future: Cloning a mammoth? So easy a cavemen could do it, ya jackwagon!


20 posted on 01/17/2011 7:32:34 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: ConservativeChris
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.

Not only that, but it'll find a way to reproduce...with ITSELF!!

21 posted on 01/17/2011 7:42:54 PM PST by Jess79
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

If they succeed, doesn?t that render the whole endangered species act and other such crud obsolete? After all, extinction itself will be extinct...


22 posted on 01/17/2011 7:50:21 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

The Japanese!... <<- (Eddie Murphy laugh)..


23 posted on 01/17/2011 7:52:23 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X37m2AyuoKs


24 posted on 01/17/2011 7:53:34 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Jess79

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!!!


25 posted on 01/17/2011 7:54:00 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: hosepipe

Nothing could go possible wrong here.


26 posted on 01/17/2011 7:54:51 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

Jurassic Park, the Reality Show????


27 posted on 01/17/2011 7:57:53 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Charles Martel
"Tonight's secret ingredient on Iron Chef..."

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.

/johnny

28 posted on 01/17/2011 8:02:31 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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I’d like to be among the first Wooly ranchers.


29 posted on 01/17/2011 8:03:23 PM PST by Orbiter
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To: tet68
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...

Laser beam eyes are a great idea!

When it inevitably goes berserk, the people running and screaming is just a bonus.

30 posted on 01/17/2011 8:06:41 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian
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.

Boy, is that elephant in for a rude surprise

31 posted on 01/17/2011 8:09:22 PM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Charles Martel
"Tonight's secret ingredient on Iron Chef..."

LOL!

I really liked the original version of that show.

I thought it had the best intro in TV history.

32 posted on 01/17/2011 8:10:45 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: pissant
Then they’ll have to re-create cavemen and saber tooth tigers when the Mammoth population gets out of control

and cave women.


33 posted on 01/17/2011 8:11:54 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Look at the plus side.

The wooly mammoths will eat all the polar bears, and we can start drilling for oil again.


34 posted on 01/17/2011 8:15:41 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: 6SJ7
Boy, is that elephant in for a rude surprise


35 posted on 01/17/2011 8:17:06 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: JohnBrowdie
"I think we're gonna need a bigger gun."


36 posted on 01/17/2011 8:20:12 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2
Wowza. That's Raquel. And she's really, really old now.

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.

/johnny

37 posted on 01/17/2011 8:22:48 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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38 posted on 01/17/2011 8:26:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Orbiter
I’d like to be among the first Wooly ranchers.

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.

/johnny

39 posted on 01/17/2011 8:26:17 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

Yummy!
I can’t wait for Mammoth Steak.


40 posted on 01/17/2011 8:27:29 PM PST 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: Germanicus Cretorian

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.


41 posted on 01/17/2011 8:56:01 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
They don't make 'em like that any more.

And that, as they say, is your loss.

": )

42 posted on 01/17/2011 8:57:13 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: piytar

hey! that’s nothing my freshly cut spears can’t sort out, you should join me, although we’ll need one lofty sized bbq.


43 posted on 01/17/2011 8:57:44 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Orbiter
I’d like to be among the first Wooly ranchers.

You're gonna need a really big barn.

44 posted on 01/17/2011 8:58:49 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

Proof positive that OTHER country’s scientists can also get a gubmint grant for whatever improbable pipe dream that enters their little heads.


45 posted on 01/17/2011 9:04:58 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

I hope it tastes like chicken!


46 posted on 01/17/2011 9:08:48 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Bulwyf

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...


47 posted on 01/17/2011 9:11:18 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

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?


48 posted on 01/17/2011 9:12:18 PM PST by pankot
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To: Bulwyf

Also, I can build the fire pit. Your bring the BBQ sauce (and none of that Heinz cr@p).


49 posted on 01/17/2011 9:13:17 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: piytar
I've got a bunch of aged pecan wood for smoking. I wonder how much for a mammoth? I can do this math.....

/johnny

50 posted on 01/17/2011 9:14:52 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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