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[Yahoo]Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in 5 years

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Source: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/researchers...24310-981.html
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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.

Edited by surfbumb - 1/17/11 at 10:37am
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Epic.
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This will be so bad ass if it works.
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Can't see any reason why this will not work, and if anyone can do it the Japanese can! +1 for science
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Then we can put them on an island and charges visitors to see them. We'll call it Mammoth Park! Awesome idea.
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lol I Am Mammoth
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I'm ready for Mammoth burger.
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Omg that is awesome, hope this works!
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pfft we're screwed
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Originally Posted by CryWin View Post
I'm ready for Mammoth burger.


Would it be smart since population is growing so rapidly to make a switch from cows to mammoths?
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