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Baby mammoth find promises breakthrough

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posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 10:43 AM
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Baby mammoth find promises breakthrough


news.yahoo.com

The discovery of a baby mammoth preserved in the Russian permafrost gives researchers their best chance yet to build a genetic map of a species extinct since the Ice Age, a Russian scientist said on Wednesday

It's a lovely little baby mammoth indeed, found in perfect condition," said Alexei Tikhonov, deputy director of the Russian Academy of Science's Zoological Institute, which has been taking care of the mammoth since it was uncovered in May.
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posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 10:43 AM
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this is a very cool find and shows us why we can never stop looking. new discoveries are found every day and we might find 'the key' tomorrow. wouldn't it be a shame if we stopped looking today



news.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 11:10 AM
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you know, this place really blows sometimes. put it in the alternative news and it gets moved. why is this not alt news but all the other crap in there is?
the story about the pope is alt news and not this?
guess it will just sit here where nobody will see it.

as good and informative as this place it, the structure really sucks sometimes...

so how bout that mammoth



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 04:22 PM
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Originally posted by Boondock78
you know, this place really blows sometimes. put it in the alternative news and it gets moved. why is this not alt news but all the other crap in there is?
the story about the pope is alt news and not this?
guess it will just sit here where nobody will see it.


I agree...this news is huge...to actually have a species be brought back to life after being extinct for over 10,000 years.... this is HUGE...HUGE HUGE

But of course...here is will sit and be forgotten....

Back to the forum about smuggling lizards in garden gnomes....because thats WAAAAAY more important...



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 04:32 PM
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What would they have to use to actually mae this beast come back again? Would they use a modern day elephants embryo to produce a clone? Could they actually make a pure clone for this animal without infusing it with something else?


Pie



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by ThePieMaN
What would they have to use to actually mae this beast come back again? Would they use a modern day elephants embryo to produce a clone? Could they actually make a pure clone for this animal without infusing it with something else?


Pie



As long as they have enough of the DNA chain which from the looks of the preservation they should have no problem doing, you right they would find a suitable host which a modern day elephant would be as perfect of a host as your going to get... the rest is just the mother modern day elephant providing what any baby elephant or mamoth needs..nutrients to grow.

The only slight issue I suspect is the size of the baby as it grows... Woolly Mammoths were a bit larger than modern day elephants so there may be some size issues... not like they were cloning a Tyrannosaurus Rex in a Komodo Dragon...lol



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 04:56 PM
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they were talking about this ages ago
get some DNA implant in into a fertalized egg or something and put it in another elephent

cant wait till they actuily do this



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 06:08 PM
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yup. they mix it with an elephant and then that is the hybrid. then they take that dna and mix it with the original stuff and you have a mammoth.
pretty sure that was the deal.

yeah, i was thinking this was a huge thing too. oh well. at least a few saw it



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 07:36 PM
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According to the yahoo news article, the scientist being quoted has said he does not think cloning will be possible. This is the quote:

"But Tikhonov dismissed suggestions the mammoth could be cloned and used to breed a live mammoth. Cloning can only be done if whole cells are intact, but the freezing conditions will have caused the cells to burst."

As excited as I would be if they could clone and breed the mammoth, this seems to have been considered and dismissed. Also, it is said to have lived and died approximately 40,000 years ago. Looking at the pictures, it's amazing. The creature almost looks as though he's just sleeping.



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