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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
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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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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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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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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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