Skip to comments.Russian scientists make rare find of 'blood' in mammoth
Posted on 05/29/2013 4:21:52 PM PDT by dsrtsage
Russian scientists claimed Wednesday they have discovered blood in the carcass of a woolly mammoth, adding that the rare find could boost their chances of cloning the prehistoric animal.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-05-russian-scientists-rare-blood-mammoth.html
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The only thing that pissed me off, is the last sentence had to have the mandatory global warming meme.
I have heard of Alaskan Natives finding Mammoths buried in ice flows and being able to carve off chunks for a steak dinner. Heard the meat is purple.
Had some 1950’s steaks in the 1980’s when I was in the navy. Old stores. It was purple too. Guess meats turns purple over time in the freezer.
With this, I’d say that it is virtually certain that most people reading this article will live to see a live mammoth.
The only thing that pissed me off, is the last sentence had to have the mandatory climate hoax meme.
I can’t imagine the DNA would still be viable after all this time.
I possess the DNA of a mammoth!? I can build my own mammoth!?.......
My uninformed guess is the mammoth and modern elephants are one and the same. Take african elephants, place them in a cooler climate and after a few generations they will appear to have more body hair.
“With this, Id say that it is virtually certain that most people reading this article will live to see a live mammoth.”
That’s probably ok. It was the Mastodons that gave the people of Bedrock (Flintstones) all that trouble. So this should be ok.
Right...we need more mammoths.
Depending on the environmental conditions around the mammoth, the DNA may be in very good condition. The problem is that it takes more than DNA. In order to get the DNA to function, there must be a slew of other biomolecules present to interpret the instructions in the DNA. Cloning that mammoth might be a bit of a challenge.
I'm thinking of cloning extinct animals, too. I saw a giant bird egg at a museum. If I can get a dried embryo out of that egg, then I may be able to make an incubation chamber using ostrich eggs, and try to make a viable embryo cell... anyway, no sense discussing my whole plan. I don't want anyone else to get the idea of cloning a giant bird before I try it. Or, at least, before I submit a grant proposal.
Leave them that way...
In 1949 some friends and I came upon a noteworthy news item in Nature a magazine of the Academy of Sciences. It reported in tiny type that in the course of excavations on the Kolyma River, a subterranean ice lens had been discovered which was actually a frozen stream - and in it was found frozen sprecimens of prehistoric fauna some tens of thousands of years old. Whether fish or salamander, these were preserved in so fresh a state, the scientific correspondent reported, that those present immediately broke open the ice encasing the specimens and devoured them with relish on the spot.
Solzhenitsyn goes on to state that many were astonished, but ... "As for us, however -- we understood instantly. We could picture the entire scene right down to the smallest details: how those present broke up the ice in frenzied haste; how, flouting the higher claims of ichthyology and elbowing each other to be first, they tore off chunks of the prehistoric flesh and hauled them over to the bonfire to thaw them out and bolt them down."
Like the feral pigs. They are what, into two generations now of being wild, and they have long hair and long incisors.
Kind of like taking humans and giving them clothes for an extended period of time and they start to look less hairy?
Wow, good story. How much would I pay for a dinosaur steak I wonder...
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