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Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years
« on: January 18, 2011, 01:38:40 AM »
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.

More in this article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110117/wl_asia_afp/japansciencemammoth_20110117104445
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Re: Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011, 01:41:42 AM »
Amazing. I'm afraid to think what might be next...

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Re: Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 01:46:40 AM »
Amazing. I'm afraid to think what might be next...
Medical insurance for the mammoth?

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Re: Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011, 01:51:28 AM »
Amazing. I'm afraid to think what might be next...

JFK!
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Re: Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011, 01:52:46 AM »
Amazing. I'm afraid to think what might be next...
Medical insurance for the mammoth?

And covered under a grandfather clause no doubt... :laugh:

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Re: Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2011, 02:07:05 AM »
Amazing. I'm afraid to think what might be next...
Medical insurance for the mammoth?

And covered under a grandfather clause no doubt... :laugh:

I'm sorry Mr. Mammoth but you were way too old for Social Security.
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Re: Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2011, 02:57:50 AM »
Interesting. I was reading about this subject a few weeks ago and the consensus seemed to be that it was impossible because there are no suitable mammoth cells to clone with (since cells burst when the water inside them freezes, and expands). But I'm not complaining, I would love to see wooly mammoths given another shot.

Amazing. I'm afraid to think what might be next...

I don't know for sure, but I'm sure it will drive kids out of their minds...

http://blip.tv/play/guNI75sNlKJ_

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Re: Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 11:42:11 AM »
Amazing. I'm afraid to think what might be next...

Jurrassic Park?  ;D

I would go despite the dangers involved!