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Woolly Mammoth to Be Cloned
Discovery News ^ | 5 December 2011 | Jennifer Viegas

Posted on 12/06/2011 12:40:09 PM PST by Fractal Trader

Within five years, a woolly mammoth will likely be cloned, according to scientists who have just recovered well-preserved bone marrow in a mammoth thigh bone. Japan's Kyodo News first reported the find. You can see photos of the thigh bone at this Kyodo page.

Russian scientist Semyon Grigoriev, acting director of the Sakha Republic's mammoth museum, and colleagues are now analyzing the marrow, which they extracted from the mammoth's femur, found in Siberian permafrost soil.

Grigoriev and his team, along with colleagues from Japan's Kinki University, have announced that they will launch a joint research project next year aimed at re-creating the enormous mammal, which went extinct around 10,000 years ago. fossilhunter

Mammoths used to be a common sight on the landscape of North America and Eurasia. One of my favorite papers of recent months concerned the earliest-known depiction of an animal from the Americas. It was a mammoth engraved on a mammoth bone. Many of our distant ancestors probably had regular face-to-face encounters with the elephant-like giants.

The key to cloning the woolly mammoth is to replace the nuclei of egg cells from an elephant with those extracted from the mammoth's bone marrow cells. Doing this, according to the researchers, can result in embryos with mammoth DNA. That's actually been known for a while.

NEWS: Prehistoric Dog Found With Mammoth Bone in Mouth

What's been missing is woolly mammoth nuclei with undamaged genes. Scientists have been on a Holy Grail-type search for such pristine nuclei since the late 1990s. Now it sounds like the missing genes may have been found.

In an odd twist, global warming may be responsible for the breakthrough.

Warmer temperatures tied to global warming have thawed ground in eastern Russia that is almost always permanently frozen. As a result, researchers have found a fair number of well-preserved frozen mammoths there, including the one that yielded the bone marrow.


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Blame it on Global Warming!
1 posted on 12/06/2011 12:40:12 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: SunkenCiv; steelyourfaith

GGG Global Warming two-fer!


2 posted on 12/06/2011 12:41:22 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: Fractal Trader

Pliocene Park?


3 posted on 12/06/2011 12:43:14 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Fractal Trader

If I remember from the movies, this never ends well.


4 posted on 12/06/2011 12:43:18 PM PST by DTxAg
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To: DTxAg

Don’t worry, they’re all female...

Besides, who would oppose a good ol’ “Mammoth Steak” anyway.

What would you call the restaurant? BC?


5 posted on 12/06/2011 12:45:25 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Fractal Trader

Why? Who needs another gigantic, purposeless animal to feed and clean up its poop?


6 posted on 12/06/2011 12:46:19 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Fractal Trader
Woolly Mammoth to Be Cloned

It's been done before.


7 posted on 12/06/2011 12:47:14 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: MrB

Now I want more than ever to schedule that western hunt...


8 posted on 12/06/2011 12:48:04 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Fractal Trader

To be cloned later:

1) T Rex (but not Marc Bolan)
2) Che
3) Mohammad
4) A Nazi general who rode a tank when the fighting stank
5) Mao
6) Judas Iscariot
7) Vlad Lenin
8) Uncle Joe Stalin
9) Joseph Goebbels
10) Jim Jones


9 posted on 12/06/2011 12:48:08 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: DTxAg

The reality of this sounds more plausible than DNA from amber trapped mosquitoes.

But “Pleistocene Park” just doesn’t have a ring to it...


10 posted on 12/06/2011 12:50:42 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: MrB
Channeling Homer Simpson:

Mmmmmmm, woolly steaks...
11 posted on 12/06/2011 12:51:04 PM PST by DTxAg
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To: afraidfortherepublic

See my post on “Mammoth Steaks”...


12 posted on 12/06/2011 12:51:18 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Fractal Trader

Meanwhile zoologists all seem to agree that there is no place on the planet where it could actually survive.

Asinine is not too strong a word.


13 posted on 12/06/2011 12:51:28 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DTxAg

“Oooh! Ahhh! That’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running and screaming.” - Ian Malcolm


14 posted on 12/06/2011 12:52:10 PM PST by null and void (This is day 1050 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

[ Meanwhile zoologists all seem to agree that there is no place on the planet where it could actually survive. ]

Polar Bears survive in zoos, Elephants live in zoos too, why not a Zoo?

Or send them to South pole and teach them to eat penguins....


15 posted on 12/06/2011 12:55:21 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Le Chien Rouge
1) T Rex (but not Marc Bolan)

lol! You must be old if you know who Marc Bolan was.

Great band, btw. Shame he died so young.

16 posted on 12/06/2011 12:56:07 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: Fractal Trader; afraidfortherepublic

I’ve got no problem with zoos adding mammoths to the menagerie-they lived in colder climates, so they could be an attraction at zoos in northern states instead of elephants that need heat, expensive food and housing and all that in a cold climate-they’d be less trouble to keep than elephants and a hell of a lot more interesting...


17 posted on 12/06/2011 12:56:39 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"....)
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To: MrB

Does BC stand for “Before Cuisine”?


18 posted on 12/06/2011 12:57:06 PM PST by Mr. Impatient (Some men aren't looking for anything logical, some men just want a tangerine.)
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To: Fractal Trader; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; ...
Re: Woolly Mammoth to Be Cloned

Hey, been there... done that many times!

Whoa, Bend? You cloned... a woolly mammoth?

Yeah, I've been... with many a woolly momma--

That's woolly... mammoth, not momma.

Gadzooks! Have I been caught... with my foot in it again!

Hey, that wasn't a foot you used, Bendy... but it almost was?

Saved by my last... woolly momma--

19 posted on 12/06/2011 12:57:45 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Fractal Trader

To what purpose? The animal is extinct because it’s environmental niche no longer exists. How much energy will the UN waste in attempting to re-create that niche once there is a small herd of wolly mammouths living in a zoo somewhere?

This will not end well for energy companies prospecting in the arctic, for instance.


20 posted on 12/06/2011 1:01:03 PM PST by Tallguy
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To: Fractal Trader

... made necessary by the fact that neither of Michelle’s daughters look like her.


21 posted on 12/06/2011 1:04:21 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: gov_bean_ counter

ROFLOL


22 posted on 12/06/2011 1:18:12 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Fractal Trader

Why? Just cuz they can? Sounds like a waste of a lot of grant money - but I repeat myself...


23 posted on 12/06/2011 1:19:33 PM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: jagusafr

It’ll give PETA something to do.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 1:29:17 PM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Fractal Trader

Counting down until some wag posts a picture of Moochell!


25 posted on 12/06/2011 1:29:17 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Fractal Trader

Dont use frog dna.


26 posted on 12/06/2011 1:39:59 PM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Fractal Trader

I know it’s wrong to do this, but I want to see a living one SOO bad!!

And remember the t-rex cells they found? Will that come next?


27 posted on 12/06/2011 1:57:44 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Fractal Trader; SolitaryMan; golux; SteamShovel; Bockscar; Thunder90; rdl6989; marvlus; ...
Thanx for the ping Fractal Trader !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

28 posted on 12/06/2011 2:03:32 PM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Meanwhile zoologists all seem to agree that there is no place on the planet where it could actually survive.

Balderdash.

29 posted on 12/06/2011 2:58:30 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Fractal Trader; wildbill; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Fractal Trader.

Note: this topic is from .

Blast from the Past.

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

Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.

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


30 posted on 12/06/2011 3:05:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GraceG
"teach them to eat penguins...."

No, teach them to eat kudzu...

... and stinkbugs.

31 posted on 12/06/2011 3:19:49 PM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: SunkenCiv

“ho-hum”
Why am I not surprised at this?

On the other hand, life is full of surprises!


32 posted on 12/06/2011 3:23:40 PM PST by Monkey Face (HEY! Who stole my tagline? Catch thet varmint!)
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To: SunkenCiv

“ho-hum”
Why am I not surprised at this?

On the other hand, life is full of surprises!


33 posted on 12/06/2011 3:24:58 PM PST by Monkey Face (HEY! Who stole my tagline? Catch thet varmint!)
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To: SunkenCiv; Fractal Trader
Just posted the following article. Coincidence?

Dolly Scientist Says Abandon Embryonic Stem Cell Research

34 posted on 12/06/2011 3:27:56 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: SunkenCiv
Maybe I can get a franchise?


35 posted on 12/06/2011 3:29:54 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: DTxAg

The glass is actually half full

Mammoth veal could solve world hunger


36 posted on 12/06/2011 3:31:37 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bert

Ted Turner resturants to begin serving Mammoth Steaks.

“The herd has reached mammoth sizes”, says Ted.


37 posted on 12/06/2011 3:41:03 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: eCSMaster

“and stinkbugs.”

Finding a dead one every day. I live between Cleveland and Akron. Don’t know what to do about them.


38 posted on 12/06/2011 3:55:55 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Fractal Trader
In an odd twist, global warming may be responsible for the breakthrough.
Funny how they slip in the global warming BS. It should be used as a test on how believable an article is.
39 posted on 12/06/2011 4:12:46 PM PST by Trillian
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Meanwhile zoologists all seem to agree that there is no place on the planet where it could actually survive.”

Source please, this animal was very adaptable surviving great fluctuations in temperature over time. Even the elephant was used to cross the Alps by Hannibal.


40 posted on 12/06/2011 4:45:10 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Stay out of Cuyahoga County.


41 posted on 12/06/2011 5:26:10 PM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Rannug

I’m in Summit, but Cuyahoga is just a few blocks away. Where did these things come from? I didn’t see them all Summer, but now that the heat is on, they’re showing up.


42 posted on 12/06/2011 5:29:53 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

One hit my windshield, and it was a hellova mess. Guess I’ll stay down here in the conservative part of the state.


43 posted on 12/06/2011 5:35:20 PM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Do you think the Elephant, the pride of the GOP is a purposeless beastie? The Mammoth is it’s older bro with a wooly coat so it can move lumber in Alaska as well as the tropics.


44 posted on 12/06/2011 5:35:20 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Domestic Church

How do you know it can be trained? The people of India have spent 1000s of years training elephants. African elephants, not so much. How do we know if Wooly Mamouths can be trained at all?

Think of the tremendous cost that this project would entail,if it is successful. Why? We have bulldozers and other moving machines that can move anything in Alaska that we need moved.

It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.

Even the scientist who cloned Dolly says that it is not practical to clone animals. Hundreds of attempts had to be abandoned because of deformaties, and even the ones that were successful had to be put down early because they aged at a rapid rate.


45 posted on 12/06/2011 6:30:54 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s hard and expensive to move bulldozers to Alaska, never mind parts for repairs etc. Move a mating couple of wooly beasties up there and you don’t need to move anymore.

How do you know the wooly mammoth wasn’t trained? Somebody had to help Fred Flinstone. The people of India are not the only ones with a history of training elephants and Hannibal may have been using African elephants since he was from north Africa. It has been over 30 years since I took vertebrate zoology but my prof for the course was a paleozoologist and we had many conversations about the mammoth....I’ve been fascinated by elephants, old style and new since early childhood when I had my first ride on one.


46 posted on 12/06/2011 7:02:16 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Fractal Trader

Wow. Well, I may be in the minority here, but I think a *living* Woolly Mammoth would be the coolest thing ever!!!!

But forget about trying to train it as anything. The bleeding hearts will never allow that. Heck, they probably wouldn’t even want to see it in a zoo — only a special high-$$$$ sanctuary. And they probably wouldn’t even allow visitors in to see it because it would upset the mammoth. Sheesh!


47 posted on 12/06/2011 8:03:52 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (Our GOP candidates: Good grief, is this really the best field we can put together???)
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To: Domestic Church

“Even the elephant was used to cross the Alps by Hannibal”

Apparently those were a small North African variety that no longer exists.


48 posted on 12/06/2011 8:08:08 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; SunkenCiv; Red_Devil 232; tubebender
Why? Who needs another gigantic, purposeless animal to feed and clean up its poop?

But, just think of the compost pile posibilities!Take DNA from the clone(s), and then slice into that an elephant Y chromosome, and use that second generation....

Wonder if they would eat salt cedar or kudzu?

49 posted on 12/06/2011 8:49:40 PM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
“and stinkbugs.” Finding a dead one every day. I live between Cleveland and Akron. Don’t know what to do about them.

Whatever else you may do, do NOT resuscitate.

50 posted on 12/06/2011 9:00:48 PM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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