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Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'
Telegraph [UK] ^ | 1/13/11 | Julian Ryall

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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Ruh roh...
1 posted on 01/13/2011 7:32:20 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

12,000 year gestation period.


2 posted on 01/13/2011 7:33:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum

Might be good eating.


3 posted on 01/13/2011 7:34:53 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Nachum

The only reason I can see for doing this, is if they taste good.


4 posted on 01/13/2011 7:35:36 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Brilliant
Might be good eating.

They might say the same of us :)

5 posted on 01/13/2011 7:35:53 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

They are using some DNA from the first lady to help facilitate this


6 posted on 01/13/2011 7:36:52 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Nachum

Thousand dollar mammoth burgers here we come!


7 posted on 01/13/2011 7:37:11 PM PST by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Nachum

Now the Democratic Neanderthals in Congress will have some familiar pets.


8 posted on 01/13/2011 7:37:20 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

Can I rent one for a birthday party?


9 posted on 01/13/2011 7:37:20 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Brilliant

we’re gonna need a bigger gun.


10 posted on 01/13/2011 7:38:09 PM PST by max americana
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To: 2banana

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?


11 posted on 01/13/2011 7:39:56 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Brilliant

"Forget the duck and mango salsa, I'll have the Mammoth filet"
12 posted on 01/13/2011 7:40:20 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: max americana

We should make the Mammoth the mascot of the Tea party.
Hell of a lot more intimidating than an ole elephant.


13 posted on 01/13/2011 7:41:11 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: Nachum
"Hold on - - this is no species that was obliterated by deforestation or the building of a dam. Dinosaurs Mammoths had their shot. Nature selected them for extinction."
14 posted on 01/13/2011 7:42:17 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Nachum

I read a Clive Cussler Book where this was the premise.


15 posted on 01/13/2011 7:42:19 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Nachum

There goes the neighborhood ...

16 posted on 01/13/2011 7:43:02 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum

You’d think these dumbasses would’ve learned after “Jurassic Park.”


17 posted on 01/13/2011 7:44:16 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Nachum

Maybe they can fertize a mouse egg with mammoth DNA and get a medium-sized mammoth. (A mammouse?)


18 posted on 01/13/2011 7:51:10 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Nachum
Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'

Insert image of Michelle Obama here.


19 posted on 01/13/2011 7:52:40 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a society loses its memory, it descends inevitably into dementia - Mark Steyn)
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To: Nachum; Eaker; humblegunner; Allegra; Darksheare

Fire up the grill! We’re gonna have the mother of all barbeques!


20 posted on 01/13/2011 7:59:55 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Nachum

What could possibly go wrong.....


21 posted on 01/13/2011 8:00:09 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Nachum

I learn to nap flint, tie to stick.

Anybody know flint fire magic?

Mammoth recipe at Emeril’s good.


22 posted on 01/13/2011 8:07:50 PM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

I think this is cool. Let’s see it work.


23 posted on 01/13/2011 8:12:35 PM PST by Lachisula
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To: Lachisula

Yep. A good idea.


24 posted on 01/13/2011 8:14:50 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Nachum

Wooly Mammoth good. T Rex bad.


25 posted on 01/13/2011 8:17:54 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Lachisula

Yep. A good idea.


26 posted on 01/13/2011 8:18:09 PM PST by DBrow
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To: tet68

Well, the GOP was extinct for the past 2 years so why not?


27 posted on 01/13/2011 8:19:19 PM PST by max americana
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To: Larry Lucido

OK, I’ll say it, The mouse that roared.


28 posted on 01/13/2011 8:21:59 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: Nachum; All

were those mammouth ribs that turned over the flintstones car at the end of every show?


29 posted on 01/13/2011 8:22:42 PM PST by madamemayhem (defeat is not getting knocked down, it is not getting back up.)
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To: Nachum

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.


30 posted on 01/13/2011 8:30:18 PM PST by B.Lyle
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To: Nachum
Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'

...just in time to become the perfect mascot for a paleo-conservative party. It is providence.

31 posted on 01/13/2011 8:33:04 PM PST by Brass Lamp
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To: Nachum

“Life finds a way.”


32 posted on 01/13/2011 8:33:42 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SunkenCiv

Two-fer:

GGG
plu
Catastrophe!


33 posted on 01/13/2011 8:52:23 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: al baby

Good one lol


34 posted on 01/13/2011 8:56:32 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Nachum

Anybody who clones a mammoth should spend the rest of his life having to clean up after it.


35 posted on 01/13/2011 8:58:08 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Nachum

I’ll laugh when they clone a mammoth and it grows up we all learn mammoths are not physically capable of enduring cold weather.


36 posted on 01/13/2011 8:59:37 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Nachum

I have visions of the Flintstones at the drive in eatery.


37 posted on 01/13/2011 9:00:15 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Nachum
Yummm!!!


38 posted on 01/13/2011 9:15:30 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Nachum

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.


39 posted on 01/13/2011 9:16:22 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Nachum

They can implant fertilized eggs in the mammoth’s closest living relative, the elephant. The gestation period should be quite similar.


40 posted on 01/13/2011 11:25:18 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Nachum

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.

http://www.holloworbs.com/gardner_on_the_mammoth.htm


41 posted on 01/13/2011 11:31:54 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: tet68

“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.”


42 posted on 01/14/2011 12:41:27 AM PST by Deklane
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To: madamemayhem

I think that they were Mastodon ribs, but don’t quote me.


43 posted on 01/14/2011 2:02:21 AM PST by BobL
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To: Nachum

If successful, can we do away with the Endangered Species Act?


44 posted on 01/14/2011 2:14:37 AM PST by calcowgirl ("Controlling carbon is a bureaucrat's dream. If you control carbon, you control life" --Lindzen)
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To: going hot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E35OMfL4A4&feature=related


45 posted on 01/14/2011 3:41:27 AM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Grizzled Bear; Nachum; humblegunner; Allegra; Darksheare; TheMom
Fire up the grill!

Rodeo!

I wanna ride that sucker first!

46 posted on 01/14/2011 4:59:26 AM PST by Eaker (In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein)
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To: Nachum

Why do we need a wooly mammoth? Is Roseanne Barr looking for a new mate?


47 posted on 01/14/2011 5:01:19 AM PST by dforest
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To: Eaker; Grizzled Bear; Nachum; humblegunner; Allegra; TheMom

Give it The Coffee and hold pit matches with them!


48 posted on 01/14/2011 11:11:27 AM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Liberty Valance
You're hanging out with us now, pal. Dignity has nothing to do with it.

Sid

49 posted on 01/14/2011 11:13:14 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: Eaker
I wanna ride that sucker first!

Can you imagine the size of the spurs you'd need?

50 posted on 01/14/2011 11:15:57 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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