Jan 13 - Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years' due to Cloning Tech

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Jan 13 - Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years' due to Cloning Tech
 

 

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 Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years' - Telegraph
Previous efforts in the 1990s to recover nuclei in cells from the skin and muscle tissue from mammoths found in the Siberian permafrost failed because they had been too badly damaged by the extreme cold.

But a technique pioneered in 2008 by Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama, of the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology, was successful in cloning a mouse from the cells of another mouse that had been frozen for 16 years.

Now that hurdle has been overcome, Akira Iritani, a professor at Kyoto University, is reactivating his campaign to resurrect the species that died out 5,000 years ago.

"Now the technical problems have been overcome, all we need is a good sample of soft tissue from a frozen mammoth," he told The Daily Telegraph.

He intends to use Dr Wakayama's technique to identify the nuclei of viable mammoth cells before extracting the healthy ones.

The nuclei will then be inserted into the egg cells of an African elephant, which will act as the surrogate mother for the mammoth.

Professor Iritani said he estimates that another two years will be needed before the elephant can be impregnated, followed by the approximately 600-day gestation period.

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He has announced plans to travel to Siberia in the summer to search for mammoths in the permafrost and to recover a sample of skin or tissue that can be as small as 3cm square. If he is unsuccessful, the professor said, he will ask Russian scientists to provide a sample from one of their finds.

"The success rate in the cloning of cattle was poor until recently but now stands at about 30 per cent," he said. "I think we have a reasonable chance of success and a healthy mammoth could be born in four or five years."


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81 comments for "Jan 13 - Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years' due to Cloning Tech"

 01-13-2011, 07:12 PM         #2
Liquid Oxygen 
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Wow this is incredible.
 7 years ago '04        #3
sideshow20 17 heat pts17
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this is good this also reminds me of Jurassic park
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doczdaname 28 heat pts28
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this is wild...ill check back in 4 years..
 01-13-2011, 08:42 PM         #5
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best news i've heard all day, my vacuum just broke
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*waits 4 years for new one to arrive*
 7 years ago '04        #6
noshirtforyou 3 heat pts
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so what i've been cloning mammoths for years
 01-13-2011, 09:03 PM         #7
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what would be really cool is if they can fuse the genes of a mammoth to make it the size of say, a pitbull, then we can have them as pets.
 01-13-2011, 09:08 PM         #8
Everest 
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 TheCityOnMyMind said:
what would be really cool is if they can fuse the genes of a mammoth to make it the size of say, a pitbull, then we can have them as pets.
lol humanry at its finest
 7 years ago '05        #9
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inb4 Jurassic Pa... OOOOOOOOOH WAAAAAIT >.>
 7 years ago '98        #10
ronnie|A 10 heat pts10
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its only a matter of time before the sabre tooth tiger gets cloned - and as a result, humanity will cease to exist


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 7 years ago '06        #11
Jhnnyblz427 175 heat pts175
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they better chill before they spell the chemicals on a animal and you know the rest .....
 7 years ago '06        #12
Jnunez21 
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imagine seeing a live mammoth, at say a zoo or something...that would be pretty trippy lol
 7 years ago '09        #13
K0ntrast 63 heat pts63
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Will never work
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Real time Jurassic Park. Im feelin it but they better have a way to control these maf**kas so they dont run wild. Remember what happened in them movies.
 7 years ago '05        #15
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i been dyin to see one of these things in person
 7 years ago '04        #16
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yeah... no.

some s**t doesnt exist anymore for reasons other than human dominance (or f**kery).

leave the past in the past... this is borderline unethical.
 01-13-2011, 09:39 PM         #17
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Be a trip if they had the Mammoth at San Diego zoo... I'd go opening day tripping on acid... frying ballllllsss
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 Hurricane24 said:
best news i've heard all day, my vacuum just broke
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*waits 4 years for new one to arrive*
LMAO at the Flintstones
 01-13-2011, 09:40 PM         #19
C0mat0ast 
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WTF good is a mammoth? Our economy is failing!
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 Hurricane24 said:
best news i've heard all day, my vacuum just broke
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*waits 4 years for new one to arrive*
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