Skip to comments.Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'
Posted on 01/13/2011 7:32:15 PM PST by Nachum
The woolly mammoth, extinct for thousands of years, could be brought back to life in as little as four years thanks to a breakthrough in cloning technology. Previous efforts in the 1990s to recover nuclei in cells from the skin and muscle tissue from mammoths found in the Siberian permafrost failed because they had been too badly damaged by the extreme cold. But a technique pioneered in 2008 by Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama, of the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology, was successful in cloning a mouse from the cells of another mouse that had been frozen for 16 years.
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12,000 year gestation period.
Might be good eating.
The only reason I can see for doing this, is if they taste good.
They might say the same of us :)
They are using some DNA from the first lady to help facilitate this
Thousand dollar mammoth burgers here we come!
Now the Democratic Neanderthals in Congress will have some familiar pets.
Can I rent one for a birthday party?
we’re gonna need a bigger gun.
We used to have a “Wooly Mammoth Theater” near where I work in D.C. but it closed. Lack of Mammoths customers.
Guess they were a couple decades too earlier.
Re Mammoths as good to eat.
Just think of the slab of ribs with BarbeQue sauce you could get off of one of those babies.
Hey Sarah: Want to go hunting?
We should make the Mammoth the mascot of the Tea party.
Hell of a lot more intimidating than an ole elephant.
I read a Clive Cussler Book where this was the premise.
There goes the neighborhood ...
You’d think these dumbasses would’ve learned after “Jurassic Park.”
Maybe they can fertize a mouse egg with mammoth DNA and get a medium-sized mammoth. (A mammouse?)
Insert image of Michelle Obama here.
Fire up the grill! We’re gonna have the mother of all barbeques!
What could possibly go wrong.....
I learn to nap flint, tie to stick.
Anybody know flint fire magic?
Mammoth recipe at Emeril’s good.
I think this is cool. Let’s see it work.
Yep. A good idea.
Wooly Mammoth good. T Rex bad.
Yep. A good idea.
Well, the GOP was extinct for the past 2 years so why not?
OK, I’ll say it, The mouse that roared.
were those mammouth ribs that turned over the flintstones car at the end of every show?
Finally someone listened to me! This is the greatest thing ever. I forsee a world where we all ride mammoths to work instead of driving.
...just in time to become the perfect mascot for a paleo-conservative party. It is providence.
“Life finds a way.”
Good one lol
Anybody who clones a mammoth should spend the rest of his life having to clean up after it.
I’ll laugh when they clone a mammoth and it grows up we all learn mammoths are not physically capable of enduring cold weather.
I have visions of the Flintstones at the drive in eatery.
When Jurassic Park came out, I remember reading a spate of articles addressing the possibility of bringing extinct animals back to life. The consensus was that it wouldn’t happen because of ethics.
I thought these claims were naive because ethics doesn’t matter, in terms of whether or not something will be done. Knowledge is too wide spread, and eventually someone will do it.
I’d be surprised if someone has not already cloned a human being. I’m also surprised that someone has not attempted to clone a dodo bird or a passenger pigeon.
They can implant fertilized eggs in the mammoth’s closest living relative, the elephant. The gestation period should be quite similar.
Gardner on the Mammoth
” The Yakuts of the neighborhood had cut off the flesh, with which they had fed their dogs; wild beasts, such as white bears, wolves, wolverines, and foxes had also fed upon it, and traces of their footsteps were seen around. The skeleton almost cleared of flesh, remained whole, with the exception of one foreleg. The spine of the back, one scapula, the pelvis, and other three limbs were still held together by the ligaments and by parts of the skin; the other scapula was found not far off. The head was covered with a dry skin; one of the ears was furnished with a tuft of hairs; the balls of the eyes were still distinguishable; the brain still occupied the cranium but seemed dried up; the point of the lower lip had been gnawed and the upper lip had been distroyed so as to expose the teeth; the neck was furnished with a long flowing mane; the skin, of a dark-grey color, covered with black hairs and a reddish wool, was so heavy that ten persons found great difficulty in transporting it to shore.
“We should make the Mammoth the mascot of the Tea party.
Hell of a lot more intimidating than an ole elephant.”
I’m old enough to remember the Barry Goldwater campaign of 1964. Some editorial cartoonists at the time did use mammoths as the symbol of Goldwater Republicans, a sort of sneer at them for being supposedly “old-fashioned.”
I think that they were Mastodon ribs, but don’t quote me.
If successful, can we do away with the Endangered Species Act?
I wanna ride that sucker first!
Why do we need a wooly mammoth? Is Roseanne Barr looking for a new mate?
Give it The Coffee and hold pit matches with them!
Can you imagine the size of the spurs you'd need?
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