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Scientists revive the genome of an extinct Australian frog
Times of India ^ | Mar 18, 2013, 03.22 AM IST | Kounteya Sinha

Posted on 03/17/2013 5:32:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A frog extinct for the last 30 years may be brought back to life.

In a scientific breakthrough that has opened frontiers to saving species in catastrophic decline from becoming extinct, the genome of an extinct Australian frog has been revived and reactivated by a team of scientists using sophisticated cloning technology to implant a “dead” cell nucleus into an egg from another frog species.

The bizarre gastric-brooding frog Rheobatrachus silus—which swallowed its eggs, brooding its young in its stomach and gave birth through its mouth—became extinct in 1983.

The “Lazarus Project” team has been able to recover cell nuclei from tissues collected in the 1970s and kept for 40 years in a conventional deep freezer.

The “de-extinction” project aims to bring the frog back to life. …

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Pets/Animals; Science
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1 posted on 03/17/2013 5:32:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Nooooooo! It’ll eat everybody and trash the place!


2 posted on 03/17/2013 5:35:52 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh goodie. Australia is overrun with poisonous frogs as it is.


3 posted on 03/17/2013 5:36:49 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Olog-hai
As long as they didn't clone the Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka.


4 posted on 03/17/2013 5:37:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

5 posted on 03/17/2013 5:43:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Olog-hai
Came across similar article last week. Many extinct animals are on the menu for possible de-extinction; woolly mammoth, passenger pigeon, ivory billed woodpecker, dodo, sabertooth cat, many more..hopefully some dinosaurs are in the mix.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130310-extinct-species-cloning-deextinction-genetics-science/

6 posted on 03/17/2013 5:45:43 PM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: BipolarBob

The cane toad ain’t going anywhere. That’s an invasive species, too; originally from South America.


7 posted on 03/17/2013 5:45:58 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
My yard frogs are much better looking.

Rheobatrachus silus(Their frog) Photobucket

Rana Clamitans clamitans (My frog) Bronze Frog Rana clamitans clamitans

8 posted on 03/17/2013 5:46:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Olog-hai

9 posted on 03/17/2013 5:46:57 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two! Hi MI# !)
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah, that’s the one. Never been there but saw the program on them. Nasty little buggers they are.


10 posted on 03/17/2013 5:47:34 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Dysart

I watched the TED talk on de-extinction. Sequence the genome. Find the closest relatives. If possible, use their cells and turn into stem cells, modify into the stem cells of the extinct species, turn into germ cells. Put germ cells in the animals to make little extinct animals and brood them. In the case of the lecture, chickens and roosters would have the engineered germ cells for passenger pigeons and other fowl. They lay eggs and hatch them. Then give to the nearest relative in terms of behavior to train them to feed and flock. Now the species is “de-extinct”.

It was funny watching an environmentalist Earth worshiper say this was bad because it was interfering with nature. The scientist retorted that we’ve already interfered with nature by rendering these species extinct, and we’re actually undoing the damage by bringing back these keystone species.

IE, the de-extinction isn’t against nature but what environmentalists should support to restore it.


11 posted on 03/17/2013 5:58:51 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

Environmentalists are flat earthers/


12 posted on 03/17/2013 6:04:48 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: Dysart

“Life finds a way.”


13 posted on 03/17/2013 6:05:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tbw2
The scientist retorted that we’ve already interfered with nature by rendering these species extinct, and we’re actually undoing the damage by bringing back these keystone species.
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Exactly. And I look forward to feeding the dinosaurs out back one day. Uh, the herbivores. Heh
14 posted on 03/17/2013 6:08:55 PM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: Dysart

Came across similar article last week. Many extinct animals are on the menu for possible de-extinction; woolly mammoth, passenger pigeon, ivory billed woodpecker, dodo, sabertooth cat, many more..hopefully some dinosaurs are in the mix.

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How about Conservative Republicans?


15 posted on 03/17/2013 7:18:11 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: Olog-hai; martin_fierro; Fred Nerks

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Olog-hai.

Glad they could find the dioxy ribbet nucleic acid.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


16 posted on 03/17/2013 8:08:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Olog-hai

This is BLASPHEMY!

Holy Darin spake of The Natural Order.

Holy Darwin spake of Natural Selection.

Holy Darwin spake of the Survival Of The Fittest.

These HERETICS would abrogate Natural Order, restoring that which Natural Selection selected out of Existence, artificially forcing the survival of the execrable unfit onto the world of the Chosen Fit!

I, Great Grand Beagle of the Galapagos, by the Powers vested from the Most High And Holy Carolingian Priesthood of Darwinian Evolution, proclaim these Blasphemers and Heretics Unfit for Survival, and so to be sentenced to Genetic Oblivion, by way of public near-hanging, drawing and quartering, followed by impaling upon the Most Holy Double Helix Rod of Justice, by which they may then be dipped into a vat of boiling oil, then set upright and set ablaze in the Fire of Chromosomal Purification: themselves, and any and all progeny thereof descended.

Only thus may Order be restored, Faith protected, and Abomination destroyed from our pure Evolved Civilized midst!

So let it be written; so let it be done!


17 posted on 03/17/2013 8:20:27 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Theirs, yours; doesn’t matter: they both make good bass bait.


18 posted on 03/17/2013 8:23:05 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wonder if they will try this next with the thylacine. (Unless of course it’s not actually extinct.)


19 posted on 03/17/2013 8:26:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The last one known for sure died in the 1930s, in captivity, but there have been intermittent reports ever since, including one in the 1980s (if memory serves) where a thylacine walked right into to a man’s camp, at night, and was fully illuminated by the campfire.


20 posted on 03/17/2013 8:53:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Olog-hai; SunkenCiv; ApplegateRanch
The damn things still taste like chicken!
21 posted on 03/17/2013 8:55:00 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Olog-hai

FINALLY! Scientists get around to see if the kissed frog becomes a Prince.

BTW, please tell that the kisser was not Hilly of the ‘Hilly and Billy Clinton’ Show!


22 posted on 03/17/2013 9:02:26 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: martin_fierro; Olog-hai; SunkenCiv

Bone, chop, and saute in butter; add chopped potatoes, onions, bell pepper, and 12 cloves garlic.
Stir in 8 oz plain yogurt and 2 tbs vindaloo curry powder; simmer until heated through.
Serve over steamed rice, with a nice Chianti.

Works with anything that tastes like chicken.


23 posted on 03/17/2013 9:06:28 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Olog-hai

Typical leftists crap. They say that nature should be allowed to take its course but then they come up with crap like this and they are always trying to save animals(insects what ever)from extinction by making it impossible for humans to live.


24 posted on 03/18/2013 11:11:38 AM PDT by calex59
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