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    Woolly mammoth to be brought back to life from cloned bone marrow 'within five years'

    I think the cloned Wooly Mammoth is the flying car of the 21st century.


    [B]Woolly mammoth to be brought back to life from cloned bone marrow 'within five years'[/B]

    [LIST][*][SIZE=3][B]Thigh bone discovered in permafrost soil of Siberia[/B][/SIZE][*][SIZE=3][B]Contains elusive undamaged genes essential for nucleus transplantation
    [/B][/SIZE][*][SIZE=3][B]Nuclei of elephant's egg cells will be replaced with mammoth's marrow DNA
    [/B][/SIZE][*][SIZE=3][B]Embryo will then be planted into elephant womb for gestation[/B][/SIZE][/LIST][SIZE=3][/SIZE]
    By [URL=""][COLOR=#003580]Simon Tomlinson[/COLOR][/URL]

    Last updated at 7:45 PM on 3rd December 2011

    [SIZE=2]Scientists believe it may be possible to clone a woolly mammoth within five years after finding well-preserved bone marrow in a thigh bone recovered from permafrost soil in Siberia.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2]Teams from Russia's Sakha Republic's mammoth museum and Japan's Kinki University will launch fully-fledged joint research next year aiming to recreate the giant mammal, Japan's Kyodo News reported from Yakutsk, Russia.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2]By replacing the nuclei of egg cells from an elephant with those taken from the mammoth's marrow cells, embryos with mammoth DNA can be produced, Kyodo said, citing the researchers.[/SIZE]

    [IMG][/IMG] Clone hope: The discovery of marrow inside the thigh bone of a woolly mammoth in Siberia has led scientists to believe they can bring the species back to life

    [IMG][/IMG] Exciting: Mammoth bones like this one have been dug up many times before, but finding one with undamaged genes has proven a challenge (file picture)

    [SIZE=2]The scientists will then plant the embryos into elephant wombs for delivery as the two species are close relatives, the report said.[/SIZE]


    [LIST][*][URL=""][COLOR=#003580]Skull of oldest tiger EVER discovered: The beasts haven't changed much in two million years - they've just got bigger[/COLOR][/URL][/LIST]

    [SIZE=2]Securing nuclei with an undamaged gene is essential for the nucleus transplantation technique, it said.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2]For scientists involved in the research since the late 1990s, finding nuclei with undamaged mammoth genes has been a challenge.

    [IMG][/IMG] Fertile land: The thigh bone was discovered in the permafrost soil of Siberia as were these tusks which came from an entire 23,000-year-old mammoth dug up in 1999

    [SIZE=2]Mammoths became extinct about 10,000 years ago.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2]But the discovery in August in Siberia has increased the chances of a successful cloning.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2]Global warming has thawed ground in eastern Russia that is usually almost permanently frozen, leading to the discoveries of a number of frozen mammoths, the report said.[/SIZE]

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    I want to be the first to say that I will not be visiting any type of Jurassic Park themed resort...

    I know how it ends.

    I don't want to be on a terlet and be ripped off and brought to an abrupt end by a T-Rex.

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    [I]Half elephant half Mammoth rampages through downtown Philly. Unknown how it got out of Japan....[/I]


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    This could have an entirely different outcome than when people were adopting alligators as pets. How do you flush a woolly mammoth down the toilet? :D

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    There's already a woolly mammoth... in my pants

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    [QUOTE=long island leprechaun;4266893] How do you flush a woolly mammoth down the toilet? :D[/QUOTE]

    At least we would have a cool thread where Warfish can tell us all that we are crazy for not wanting to eat the his little horsey's....

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    Holy crap! Based on the size of those tusks, those suckas gotta be HUGE!

    (mods -I'll understand if you move my post to the Marina Sirtis thread :yes: )


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