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Scientists find mammoth cell fit for cloning
Vladivostock News ^ | February 6, 2003

Posted on 02/11/2003 6:35:09 PM PST by Lessismore

Scientists from the Novosibirsk center of virology and biotechnology 'Vector' discovered a living cell in the remains of a mammoth excavated from the ice, and believe it could be suitable for cloning the Ice Age mammal.

Oleg Taranov, a researcher from the center, arrived in Yakutsk, the capital of the Russian northeastern republic of Yakutia, Tuesday to report the results to his colleagues at the Institute of Applied Ecology of the North.

Last summer a joint team of Russian and Japanese scientists mounted an expedition into Russia's far north with the expressed aim of trying to bring a mammoth back to life. The scientists excavated some parts of a mammoth's leg and used them to extract DNA.

Pyotr Lazarev, a scientist for the Yakutsk institute and the co-chairman of the project said the researchers planned Thursday to take and study thoroughly another sample of the remains kept frozen in Yakutsk's Mammoth Museum.

"If the discovery made by our Novosibirsk colleagues is proved, then bringing mammoths back to life won't be a fantasy any longer," the scientist said.

More information about the mammoth expedition can be found at: http://vn.vladnews.ru/arch/2002/iss324/News/upd14.HTM


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cloning; elephant; godsgravesglyphs; mammoth

1 posted on 02/11/2003 6:35:10 PM PST by Lessismore
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To: Lessismore
I hope they don't put that guy in a mouse....
2 posted on 02/11/2003 6:38:58 PM PST by Lysander (smoke 'em if ya got 'em)
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To: Lessismore
Poor animal. He will have to live his entire life in a bubble. There is no way he could survive. His immune system will not be able to cope. viruses, germs and enzymes ain't what they used to be.
3 posted on 02/11/2003 6:39:30 PM PST by NeonKnight
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To: Lessismore
They financed their expedition by selling the Brooklyn Bridge, dozens an' dozens of times.....
4 posted on 02/11/2003 6:40:25 PM PST by ChemistCat (We should have had newer, safer, better, more efficient ships by now, damn it.)
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To: Lysander
Probably a mouse egg wouldn't be compatible with a mammoth cell nucleus. More likely an Indian or African elephant would be used. Even then, I wonder if the cytoplasm and mitochondria would be a compatible environment.
5 posted on 02/11/2003 6:52:15 PM PST by Lessismore
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To: NeonKnight
Poor animal. He will have to live his entire life in a bubble. There is no way he could survive. His immune system will not be able to cope. viruses, germs and enzymes ain't what they used to be.

Immune system training is done by the mother both before birth and thru the clostridium milk. This is being done by replacing the DNA in an elephant's ovum with the mamoth DNA and will be carried to term by the elepant

6 posted on 02/11/2003 6:54:08 PM PST by and the horse you rode in on (Republican's for Sharpton)
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To: Lessismore
Muttly volunteer for Mammoth keeper...as long as he can take rides.

They would make wonderful guards for the Muttly Compound.
7 posted on 02/11/2003 6:54:25 PM PST by PoorMuttly ("No Kibble, No Peace")
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To: Lessismore
It's a shame that there wasn't enough room on the Ark for the Mammoth.
8 posted on 02/11/2003 6:55:37 PM PST by clamper1797 (Please Do not Feed the Trolls)
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To: clamper1797
What??
9 posted on 02/11/2003 7:04:44 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: Lessismore
As long as they don't find and clone this guy...
10 posted on 02/11/2003 7:30:03 PM PST by lsee
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To: Lessismore
Madonna as host.
11 posted on 02/11/2003 7:32:44 PM PST by Starrgaizr
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To: clamper1797
No, Mammoths died out before Noah finished the Ark. If you remember correctly, all of Noah's exertions caused the global warming which lead to the decrease in the steppe grasses and eventually the extinction of the Mammoths and finally the great flood.
12 posted on 02/11/2003 7:40:21 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Lessismore
read later
13 posted on 02/11/2003 8:09:55 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: lsee
Awww....I loved that guy! :)
14 posted on 02/12/2003 5:35:06 AM PST by zx2dragon
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To: Lessismore
Jurassic Park
Parody of "McArthur Park" (Jimmy Webb)
New Lyrics by Al Yankovic

Lyrics:
I recall the time they found those fossilized mosquitoes
And before long, they were cloning DNA
Now I'm being chased by some irate veloceraptors
Well, believe me... this has been one lousy day

Jurassic Park is frightning in the dark
All the dinosaurs are running wild
Someone shut the fence off in the rain
I admit it's kinda eerie
But this proves my chaos theory
And I don't think I'll be coming back again
On no

I cannot approve of this attraction
'Cause getting disemboweled always makes me kinda mad
A huge tyrannosaurus ate our lawyer
Well, I suppose that proves... they're really not all bad

Check out the rest of the lyrics here.
15 posted on 02/12/2003 5:38:21 AM PST by zx2dragon
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To: Lessismore
I can't wait for them to clone a Mammoth. History would inidcate that they were delicious, after all, we ate all the others.

Any ideas on what might be the right caliber for Mammoth? My first thought is a .375, but it might take one of those Nitro-Express uber-rounds. I guess we'll have to wait and see how skiddish they are and if they'll let you get close or not.

Although for something that size, a flat shooting round might not be the first priority.

16 posted on 02/12/2003 5:43:52 AM PST by tcostell
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To: tcostell
My spelling apologies...
17 posted on 02/12/2003 5:44:35 AM PST by tcostell
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To: tcostell
... My first thought is a .375....

How about rocks and clubs? We have to keep it "fair" you know.

18 posted on 02/12/2003 7:11:06 AM PST by Lysander (smoke 'em if ya got 'em)
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To: zx2dragon
Awww....I loved that guy! :)

I loved him, too, but if he could cause catastrophic avalanches and volcanic eruptions without even meaning to, maybe he'd be better off frozen. LOL! That's got to be one of my new favorite movies.

19 posted on 02/12/2003 9:36:04 AM PST by lsee
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To: Sawdring
I heard from a creationist thread that the Mammoths and the T-Rex's didn't play well with the unicorns so they were left off the Ark. After all the world is only ... what did he say ... 6000 or some years old ....

(I sold him a bridge right after that)

20 posted on 02/12/2003 11:46:42 AM PST by clamper1797 (Please Do not Feed the Trolls)
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To: tcostell
.50 BMG: Just grin and

Barrett

21 posted on 02/12/2003 11:55:52 AM PST by ArrogantBustard
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To: clamper1797
Was it the Unicorns or the sea monkeys? I forget my history to often.
22 posted on 02/12/2003 7:38:09 PM PST by Sawdring
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23 posted on 06/16/2007 1:44:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated June 15, 2007.)
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