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In your face, Darwin.


What exactly do they intend to do with these mammoths once they are cloned? There isn't an ecosystem that could support them, hence why they died off the first time.

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They wouldn't happen to have some dinosaur DNA, would they ?
They do, but the DNA sequences are far too fragmented to do anything with.
Edited by foothead - 1/17/11 at 1:14pm
 
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yea first it's the "ooohs" and the "aaahs", then there's yelling.......and screaming
    
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We should start saving the DNA of endangered species
    
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post #44 of 144
clever girls.

if this happens, mastodon can play a live show with an actual mastodon on stage! that would end poorly actually.

EDIT: also, i bet it would be a good idea to preserve dna of other species that are still alive in case things go...wrong.
Edited by captain_clayman - 1/17/11 at 1:19pm
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post #46 of 144
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In your face, Darwin.


What exactly do they intend to do with these mammoths once they are cloned? There isn't an ecosystem that could support them, hence why they died off the first time.



They do, but the DNA sequences are far too fragmented to do anything with.
Actually I think the mammoth was one of the first species of animal to be helped along with their extinction by man. Just like sub sequentially the buffalo. Whether they would have died off without our help is a mystery.
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I thought of this as well, then I realized that humans could probably easy handle even dinosaurs. Imagine a tank or f-22 raptor against a dinosaur....dinosaur would epic fail.
But velociraptors can open doors...
    
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Mammoth for now.. Dinosaurs next! Then boom we go extinct!
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They do, but the DNA sequences are far too fragmented to do anything with.
Actually, it's not fragmented... DNA can be found in fossilized egg shells and soft tissue has been found in fossilized bones that are 70m years old. The trouble is extracting DNA without damaging it.
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In your face, Darwin.


What exactly do they intend to do with these mammoths once they are cloned? There isn't an ecosystem that could support them, hence why they died off the first time.



They do, but the DNA sequences are far too fragmented to do anything with.
They died of the first time because of human interference, not because there wasn't an ecosystem to support them. I'm sure there are plenty of places a mammoth can survive just fine, providing a human doesn't kill it.

Regardless, it would be pretty idiotic to just release it into the wild after it is cloned eh? I'm positive they will create a synthetic environment for it that will allow it to flourish (or at least live).
    
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