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Researchers aim to resurrect Mammoth in five years
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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cloning; godsgravesglyphs; mammoth; mammoths

1 posted on 01/18/2011 8:21:15 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

bump


2 posted on 01/18/2011 8:24:24 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Won’t mammoth ‘mammoth” flatulence INCREASE global warming?


3 posted on 01/18/2011 8:25:21 AM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: Scythian

And the purpose is what?
Tourism?

Well H why not a T-Rex?

They have already made 3 movies about this.


4 posted on 01/18/2011 8:25:38 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Scythian

But won’t their farts add to global warming? Should I be outraged?


5 posted on 01/18/2011 8:25:47 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Scythian

Just because something CAN be done, doesn’t mean it should be.


6 posted on 01/18/2011 8:25:56 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Scythian


I view this as a militarization move ...
7 posted on 01/18/2011 8:27:34 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian
I got your resurrected wooly mammoth right here.


8 posted on 01/18/2011 8:27:49 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Scythian
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.

Shades of Sitchin's "The Twelfth Planet"!

9 posted on 01/18/2011 8:39:15 AM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." ┬ľBertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: Marty62
Well H why not a T-Rex?

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.

10 posted on 01/18/2011 8:39:32 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Scythian

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


11 posted on 01/18/2011 8:41:58 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: al_c
Partial dino DNA has been extracted, but is fragmentary and cannot be used to revive dinos. Mammoth DNA comes from the flash frozen carcasses in the Siberian tundra. Extracting DNA from these carcasses would be similar to extracting the DNA from a flash frozen salmon. The trick is getting the material into a modern elephant embryo and gestating it.
12 posted on 01/18/2011 8:48:16 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: al_c

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.


13 posted on 01/18/2011 8:50:19 AM PST by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: al_c
like dinosaurs, which disappeared around 65 million years ago and whose remains exist only as fossils.

Sort of like conservative Republicans. /sarc

14 posted on 01/18/2011 8:50:55 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Scythian

I wonder how they taste?


15 posted on 01/18/2011 8:51:14 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Scythian

Well Japan has to do SOMETHING to protect itself from China.


16 posted on 01/18/2011 8:57:44 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: MEGoody

If were going to bring back any long-dead critters....

Why not George Washington and James Madison???????


17 posted on 01/18/2011 8:59:58 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: ├čudda├čudd
I wonder how they taste?

First, they stomp on the lawyer. Then they use their long nose to shovel the remains into their mouth.
18 posted on 01/18/2011 9:00:25 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: ├čudda├čudd
I wonder how they taste?

Depends on what they eat. Speaking of which, I guess they've figured out the dietary and environmental requirements of growing mammoths already, or do they plan on just reproducing new ones until they get it right?
19 posted on 01/18/2011 9:00:49 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Renderofveils

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.


20 posted on 01/18/2011 9:06:44 AM PST by texmexis best (`)
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To: SunkenCiv

Another Mammoth ping.


21 posted on 01/18/2011 9:08:11 AM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: Scythian

I think.. dangerous stuff. They clone this and then the pandora’s box is wide open... what and who is next?


22 posted on 01/18/2011 9:12:50 AM PST by BigFinn (isa 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Ha lol


23 posted on 01/18/2011 9:13:50 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Scythian

Michael Crichton rolls in his grave.


24 posted on 01/18/2011 9:14:15 AM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: Scythian
They already exist...........


25 posted on 01/18/2011 9:15:48 AM PST by OB1kNOb (You are free to choose your actions, but never the resulting consequences.)
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To: Scythian

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.


26 posted on 01/18/2011 9:16:19 AM PST by Savage Beast ("The truth has no agenda..." -Surfer)
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To: ken5050

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.


27 posted on 01/18/2011 9:20:15 AM PST by Savage Beast ("The truth has no agenda..." -Surfer)
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To: BigFinn

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.


28 posted on 01/18/2011 9:20:15 AM PST by caww
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To: Scythian

I view this as a militarization move ...

Ahhh...The Clone Wars

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29 posted on 01/18/2011 9:25:41 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Scythian

I could see a future episode of Japanese Iron Chef where the Chairman Kaga introduces the theme ingredient....mammoth.


30 posted on 01/18/2011 9:38:56 AM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: OB1kNOb
Dammit. Beat me to it. I was going to post... "Why wait 5 yrs when we could get Rosie Odonnell for a box of doughnuts tomorrow."
31 posted on 01/18/2011 9:40:31 AM PST by domeika
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To: Scythian

when virtually all zoologists and climatologists agree there is not a single place on the planet where they could actually survive.....BRILLIANT!!


32 posted on 01/18/2011 9:48:47 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Scythian

"'Oooh, ahhh.' That's how it always starts. Then later there's the running and the screaming." —Dr. Ian Malcolm


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

33 posted on 01/18/2011 9:55:08 AM PST by The Comedian ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" - B. Goldwater)
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To: Marty62

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


34 posted on 01/18/2011 10:09:45 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: PIF
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

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.

35 posted on 01/18/2011 10:16:00 AM PST by upstanding
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To: caww

“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.


36 posted on 01/18/2011 10:16:49 AM PST by Greenbow (Trust in God.)
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To: texmexis best
Mastodons apparently had a specialized diet eating Cedar.

For a moment, I read that as mastodons ate cheddar.


37 posted on 01/18/2011 10:24:41 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Individual Rights in NJ

As I said. Watch a big touriam campaign if it succeeds.


38 posted on 01/18/2011 10:25:27 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: The Comedian

"This one's got a bad case of freezer burn, Jim!"

39 posted on 01/18/2011 10:29:48 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Scythian
Wooly mammoth socks!

Woooohoooo!

40 posted on 01/18/2011 10:33:43 AM PST by Allegra (You're a towel.)
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To: Scythian

Removes one point the liberals use to control us with.

Spices going extinct.


41 posted on 01/18/2011 12:08:44 PM PST by NoLibZone (Five time DNC backed candidate Fred Phelps: "God sent the shooter".)
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To: 6SJ7

It was spruce, not cedar or cheddar for that matter.

I am suddenly hungry.


42 posted on 01/18/2011 2:34:48 PM PST by texmexis best (`)
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To: Allegra

Wooly Mammoth sweaters and rugs! I’m in!

Thank God Japan is a tiny little island for when things
go really wrong.


43 posted on 01/18/2011 2:46:47 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Greenbow

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.


44 posted on 01/18/2011 3:18:43 PM PST by caww
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To: caww

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.


45 posted on 01/18/2011 3:43:22 PM PST by Greenbow (Trust in God.)
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Thanks Fractal Trader. The plan has been to use a modern elephant as the host (and probably genetic contributor) to birth the critter. One plan called for the use of actual mammoth semen to artificially inseminate living elephants, and then generation by generation breed in more and more of the mammoth chromosomes. Gestation on an elephant is, what, over a year? Two years? Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

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46 posted on 01/18/2011 5:13:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Greenbow

ok then...thank you very much for enlightening me on that. I think we can cease discussing now, some conversations just go nowhere fast.


47 posted on 01/18/2011 10:18:08 PM PST by caww
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To: upstanding
Not a correction, but an enlightenment - thanks! Now we know from Tolkein’s prescience that Middle Earth was existent during the Neogene between 23 and 2 million years ago. Now if we could further pin down the correct Age or Ages....
48 posted on 01/19/2011 3:24:04 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: NoLibZone
Removes one point the liberals use to control us with.

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.

49 posted on 01/19/2011 3:55:28 AM PST by Reeses
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