Sci/Tech Woolly mammoth to be brought back to life from cloned bone marrow 'within five years'

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Scientists believe it may be possible to clone a woolly mammoth within five years after finding well-preserved bone marrow in a thigh bone recovered from permafrost soil in Siberia.

Teams from Russia's Sakha Republic's mammoth museum and Japan's Kinki University will launch fully-fledged joint research next year aiming to recreate the giant mammal, Japan's Kyodo News reported from Yakutsk, Russia.

By replacing the nuclei of egg cells from an elephant with those taken from the mammoth's marrow cells, embryos with mammoth DNA can be produced, Kyodo said, citing the researchers.

The scientists will then plant the embryos into elephant wombs for delivery as the two species are close relatives, the report said.

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I'm sorry, but what's the point of doing this? I'm guessing its cost a lot of money for research, which could of been better spent on other research projects, like curing cancer.

Hey, actually... maybe they could start a tourist park on an island and populate it with dinosaurs next.


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I'm sorry, but what's the point of doing this? I'm guessing its cost a lot of money for research, which could of been better spent on other research projects, like curing cancer.
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To tell you the truth I find this fascinating. The possibilities if this were successful is at the very least, interesting.


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This is indeed fascinating. We don't need a time machine, we can bring the history to us instead.


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Seriously, bringing back such animal, without others of it's kind or a habitat to support it. That's not cool

Next, let's bring back the humanlike species. eh?

I dunno, sounds like a solution to world hunger... amirite?
No way!

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Meh, I think that these scientist are finding ways to kill time

But only working on a wooly mammoth? Come on, even i can think of things to be cloned better than a mammoth. Well, at least they're trying to revive a prehistoric good for them

That's one more species that we have to feed

Because those with the technology to bring an extinct animal back to life could not possibly have the technology to create an environment suitable for it :rolleyes:
true. Even if we can bring this creature back to life... do you think we can create a suitable habitat for it to last its whole life span

i doubt we can keep it alive for 2 months


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I have been reading a lot about this topic.It was reported that Japan and Russia have agreed to interact in an effort to clone a mammoth by 2017.However,researchers question whether it is ethical to re-create a species that is extinct – both from a standpoint of humane treatment and a standpoint of medical ethics. There are strong arguments on both sides, and as researchers continue their work, the final deadline for decision and action will soon come.I believe this will be a massive achievement in the world of science but it's kinda terrifying. My Article Source:
Hmm, why bring back the woolly mammoth? I think it would be most unimpressed to be around the modern climate, considering it was more suited to the ice age. Why bring back the woolly mammoth when we already have elephants?
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