comsc US Politics | AMERICAblog News: Scientists attempt to Jurassic Park clone wooly mammoth
Join Email List | About us | AMERICAblog Gay
Elections | Economic Crisis | Jobs | TSA | Limbaugh | Fun Stuff

Scientists attempt to Jurassic Park clone wooly mammoth

| Reddit | Tumblr | Digg | FARK

Mammoth photo: Shutterstock
Sounds complicated, and somewhat unlikely.  Still, quite interesting.  From the BBC:
Scientists from Russia and Japan are undertaking a Jurassic Park-style experiment in an effort to bring the woolly mammoth out of extinction.

The scientists claim that a thigh bone found in August contains remarkably well-preserved marrow cells, which could form the starting point of the experiment.

The team claim that the cloning could be complete within the next five years.
Right, but the you get to the fine print, including the fact that you might need to try with 100,000 cells (the explanation in the article is unclear exactly as to whether you'd need 100,000 embryos to get one to work, or what - but it's a lot.

blog comments powered by Disqus