Jurassic Park..



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    "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.

    The embryo will then be inserted into an elephant’s uterus in the hope that the animal will eventually give birth to a baby mammoth.

    The elephant is the closest modern relative of the mammoth, a huge woolly mammal believed to have died out with the last Ice Age.

    Some mammoth remains still retain usable tissue samples, making it possible to recover cells for cloning, unlike dinosaurs, which disappeared around 65 million years ago and whose remains exist only as fossils

    Researchers hope to achieve their aim within five to six years, the Yomiuri said.

    The team, which has invited a Russian mammoth researcher and two US elephant experts to join the project, has established a technique to extract DNA from frozen cells, previously an obstacle to cloning attempts because of the damage cells sustained in the freezing process.

    Another Japanese researcher, Teruhiko Wakayama of the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology, succeeded in 2008 in cloning a mouse from the cells of another that had been kept in temperatures similar to frozen ground for 16 years.

    The scientists extracted a cell nucleus from an organ of a dead mouse and planted it into the egg of another mouse which was alive, leading to the birth of the cloned mouse.

    Based on Wakayama’s techniques, Iritani’s team devised a method to extract the nuclei of mammoth eggs without damaging them.

    But a successful cloning will also pose challenges for the team, Iritani warned.

    “If a cloned embryo can be created, we need to discuss, before transplanting it into the womb, how to breed (the mammoth) and whether to display it to the public,” Iritani said.

    “After the mammoth is born, we will examine its ecology and genes to study why the species became extinct and other factors.”

    More than 80 percent of all mammoth finds have been dug up in the permafrost of the vast Sakha Republic in eastern Siberia.

    Exactly why a majority of the huge creatures that once strode in large herds across Eurasia and North America died out towards the end of the last Ice Age has generated fiery debate.

    Some experts hold that mammoths were hunted to extinction by the species that was to become the planet’s dominant predator – humans.

    Others argue that climate change was more to blame, leaving a species adapted for frozen climes ill-equipped to cope with a warming world."

    Pretty cool! Too bad baby T-Rexs can’t be brought back from the dead.  :lol:


  • 2017 '16 '15 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    yes they said that like 10 years ago that it would be in 5 years, which was 5 years ago.

    I am not waiting up for that again.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    What do you wait up for? the deletion of my next post?

    What are the ==== going to do if they resurrect this thing anyways?  Eat it, sell it, ride it?  Give me a break, it’s extinct because it’s no good.   We should use all of our man power and science to turn this planet back into a volcanic char world, with lava flows instead of rivers, deviod of life, because a billion years ago that’s what it was.

    I can think of a few people who should be the first pushed into the rivers of magma.



  • @Gargantua:

    What do you wait up for? the deletion of my next post?

    What are the ==== going to do if they resurrect this thing anyways?  Eat it, sell it, ride it?  Give me a break, it’s extinct because it’s no good.   We should use all of our man power and science to turn this planet back into a volcanic char world, with lava flows instead of rivers, deviod of life, because a billion years ago that’s what it was.

    I can think of a few people who should be the first pushed into the rivers of magma.

    I’d pay good money for a wooly mammoth jumbo burger! And hells yes I’d pay good money to ride one… Too much $hit to handle in owning one, literally…. So I guess that answers your questions…?


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    WOOO WEE! YEEE HAW!  Gettin Steaks afta!


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    How much money do you think she paid?



  • @Imperious:

    yes they said that like 10 years ago that it would be in 5 years, which was 5 years ago.

    I am not waiting up for that again.

    IL, I thought I had heard that story in the late 90’s.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    I hope they bring it back, just so I can PERSONALLY make Mammoths extinct again.



  • Have we learned nothing from the movie Jurassic Park? Next thing u kno there will be mammoths runing all over the place eating people!


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Doesn’t Rosie O’Donnel live in San Francisco already?



  • @Gargantua:

    I hope they bring it back, just so I can PERSONALLY make Mammoths extinct again.

    Nice, I’d pay to see that  :lol:


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