Skip to comments.Researchers aim to resurrect Mammoth in five years
Posted on 01/18/2011 8:21:13 AM PST by Scythian
TOKYO (AFP) 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.
The embryo will then be inserted into an elephant's uterus in the hope that the animal will eventually give birth to a baby mammoth.
The elephant is the closest modern relative of the mammoth, a huge woolly mammal believed to have died out with the last Ice Age.
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Won’t mammoth ‘mammoth” flatulence INCREASE global warming?
And the purpose is what?
Well H why not a T-Rex?
They have already made 3 movies about this.
But won’t their farts add to global warming? Should I be outraged?
Just because something CAN be done, doesn’t mean it should be.
Shades of Sitchin's "The Twelfth Planet"!
Read the article ....
Some mammoth remains still retain usable tissue samples, making it possible to recover cells for cloning, unlike dinosaurs, which disappeared around 65 million years ago and whose remains exist only as fossils.
Shown: Primelephas gomphotheroides became extinct 23 million years ago, not Wooley Mammoths which became extinct 11,000 years ago and is the species under concideration
Yes, this is why in Jurassic Park, they relied on dinosaur blood trapped in amber-encased mosquitos.
While there are traces of soft tissue from some dinosaurs in some fossil finds, to my knowledge, there is no complete, intact DNA upon which a dinosaur reconstruction could be based.
Even then, Mammoths have a genetic half-brother still extant today in the modern Elephant...We would be hard-pressed to find a modern egg capable to bearing a dinosaur hatchling to term. It would have to be artificial, in all likelihood.
Sort of like conservative Republicans. /sarc
I wonder how they taste?
Well Japan has to do SOMETHING to protect itself from China.
If were going to bring back any long-dead critters....
Why not George Washington and James Madison???????
They apparently had a specialized diet that was common close to the ice of Siberia as late as 10,000 years ago. Not sure what that fodder would be.
Mastodons apparently had a specialized diet eating Cedar.
Another Mammoth ping.
I think.. dangerous stuff. They clone this and then the pandora’s box is wide open... what and who is next?
Michael Crichton rolls in his grave.
Great. Now instead of worrying about the anacondas moving up from Florida and dropping on us—and the killer bees attacking us from the attic—we can start worrying about resurrected T. Rexes (T. Reges? T. Regis? I knew I shouldn’t doze through Latin class) breaking through the door.
Let’s look on the bright side: We can stop worrying about the snail darters and spotted owls—and can even kill a rattlesnake if it crawls into one of the children’s beds. The endangered species list will be nothing more than a set of DNA samples.
The bible speaks of strange creatures in the end times. I use to see these as symbolic of todays technology....but honestly with the dna/gene stuff going on today might be rogue labs and science could be doing all sorts of things we might one day see. Could be a stretch saying so but not impossible as I see it.
Ahhh...The Clone Wars
I could see a future episode of Japanese Iron Chef where the Chairman Kaga introduces the theme ingredient....mammoth.
when virtually all zoologists and climatologists agree there is not a single place on the planet where they could actually survive.....BRILLIANT!!
"'Oooh, ahhh.' That's how it always starts. Then later there's the running and the screaming." Dr. Ian Malcolm
There is no point in doing this. It is a bad idea, just like those three movies, lol.
Species are gone for good reasons, including ones that are no longer around due to “human influence.” We are part of this natural world too.
Where are all the libs on this one? Aren’t they always arguing that mother nature is the master and has all the answers and we should never interfere? Hmmm
A little correction for you. Shown: Mumakil, the fictional elephant-like creatures described by J.R.R. Tolkein decades before primelephas were presented in scientific literature.
“The bible speaks of strange creatures in the end times. I use to see these as symbolic of todays technology....”
Symbolic? The Bible is the Holy Word of God and is the Truth. There is no symbolism in the Bible. I see far too much denial of Biblical truths at FR. That is blasphemy.
For a moment, I read that as mastodons ate cheddar.
As I said. Watch a big touriam campaign if it succeeds.
"This one's got a bad case of freezer burn, Jim!"
Removes one point the liberals use to control us with.
Spices going extinct.
It was spruce, not cedar or cheddar for that matter.
I am suddenly hungry.
Wooly Mammoth sweaters and rugs! I’m in!
Thank God Japan is a tiny little island for when things
go really wrong.
No it’s not...even Jesus used parables to make his point...and there is symbolism of that nature in the scriptures. Read Revelations a few times just to start.
Every Word of the Bible is the Literal Truth of God. Denial of that fact is blasphemy and condemns the denier to an eternity in hell.
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ok then...thank you very much for enlightening me on that. I think we can cease discussing now, some conversations just go nowhere fast.
They would love to bring back their original mascot, the flightless dodo bird, and their holy grail is bringing back the Neanderthals, both to have sex with them and to buy their votes.
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