Extinct Ibex Is Resurrected By Cloning

Submitted by: opiebreath 8 years ago in Science
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/sciencenews/4409958/Extinct-ibex-is-resurrected-by-cloning.html

Do you see a Jurassic Park in the future?
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Male 606
I call dibs on the first compsognathus.
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Male 301
sweet, this means pandas and blue whales are covered

hippie: save the whales!
scientist: done
hippie:....really?

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Male 4,680
Damn, that`s pretty good news! I remember reading about this ibex and the attempts to clone it... I suppose this was a partial success at least.

Roll on Woolly Mammoth ranches.

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Male 334
lmao TKD. TWICE!
even though it was a fictional book made into a fictional movie, didn`t anyone learn that the idea of cloning dinosaurs, like in Jurassic Park, IS A REALLY BAD ONE?
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Male 2,582
It died, haha. Why don`t they clone something cool like this thing,

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Male 367
I understand cloning stuff we killed, (see dodo, tasmanian tiger, etc.) but it should stop there. I`m going to take the Ian Malcolm stance and say we shouldn`t bring back things that we didn`t kill, more power to the ibex thing, though.
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Male 610
beternal, we already know that whenever something is cloned it will die. thanks for reminding us of the fact that YES, EVERY LIVING THING IS MORTAL. i don`t think we could`ve known without you.

it`s not a half-and-half mix, it`s just put into a goats body with ibex mother and father cells. they do it with people all the time. dad`s sperm, mom;s eggs but put it into another body.

they`re just handing out PhD`s now, aren`t they?

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Male 4,793
poor Ibex, its the first species in the history of the planet to go extinct...TWICE.
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Male 701
"Everything that has ever been resurrected has died, everything that has been cloned has died. It`s more trouble than its worth!"

Most everything that has ever lived has died.
What do you have to say about that? o.O

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Male 2,586
Doing my PhD in genetics... this is all a waste of time right now! Notice how they are putting the DNa into goats?! - that is they`re hoping they can recombine (effectively means to cross) a goats DNa with an ibex. Basically means we`ll get something half and half.

Everything that has ever been resurrected has died, everything that has been cloned has died. It`s more trouble than its worth!

And the others are right, DNa has a very short shelf-life. There has been so much degredation over time, dinosaurs will never be brought back. At the very most, you`ll end up with a hybrid thing that might look like a larger crocodile/ komodo dragon

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Female 523
First order of business when they clone dinosaurs:


drat yeah.

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Male 1,788
Apocalypse!!!! Apocalypse!!!!
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Male 181
Going to do a little Crystal Balling here....

I seen that in the future "Beware of Dog" signs will be replaced by "Beware of Dinosaur" signs....and shortly after that the USPS comes to a grinding halt due to a lack of Mail Men/Women to deliver mail....due to being eaten.

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Male 731
It`s good to know mankind is trying to fix the horrible drat ups they`ve made all their existence.

Sadly, it will probably also be used to make more humans. That`s just what we need.

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Male 2,313
I`ll be happy when I can ride my triceratops to work.
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Female 1,545
jumper4saken, you`re right. There is DNA in bone marrow, but there is no bone marrow in fossils anymore. Remember that fossils are "rock-ified" bone...it`s just rock in the shape of bone.

Actually, there`s even DNA in bones (bones have cells! :D).

And Hansbo, I`m not a paleontologist, and my expertise goes as far as Jurassic Park, but there might be legitimacy to the "extracting dinosaur blood from mosquitos preserved in amber" technique.

...maybe...
?

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Male 2,307
It takes thousands/millions of years for our ecosystem to absorb the niches that were lost by the extinction of an animal/animals.
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Male 3,482
Asspenny, I think he meant the Tasmanian Tiger, or whatever it is, that Bordered posted a picture of...

And that thing is scary as all hell... Please don`t let them clone it...

NOW I`m actually scared of the cloning idea...

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Male 1,347
since when are tasmanian devils extinct?

man, opie you made me think of brontosaurus burgers, me want now

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Male 115
My policy is sure resurrect species we killed recently and introduce them to their old homes but only bring back dinos and woolly mammoths for studying.

Oh Opie I define recently as in the last 200-300 years because otherwise the ecosystem should have adapted around the animals lost.

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Male 1,226
They`re also trying to clone a tasmanian devil (no kidding here, because the tasmanian devil isn`t just a cartoon) since they found one of them. Damn intresting if it works.
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Female 67
"@jumper4saken
Humans are kind of dicks, arn`t we?"

Ya we`re greedy f*ckers!

"Don`t really understand the science behind cloning dinosaurs. I mean, aren`t there just fossils left? And since when did fossils have DNA?"

I believe there`s DNA in bone marrow or something... not sure, might be wrong.

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Male 901
Don`t really understand the science behind cloning dinosaurs. I mean, aren`t there just fossils left? And since when did fossils have DNA?
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Female 15,763
I`m still waiting to be able to eat a hamburger that`s made of cloned meat.

WHERE`S MY BURGER OF THE FUTURE, HMM!?

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Female 1,545
I am signing up to work on synthesizing wooly mammoth DNA. Immediately.
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Male 2,229
strangely, anything with in 10 000 years. Anything older won`t have viable genetic material available to harvest or save. Tho according to the article the technique will be used to save endangered species on the verge of extinction.
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Male 2,855
dinosaurs bones were buried by scientists so they could say the earth is older than a few thousands years old, so dinosaurs cant be cloned because they never existed, duh, so obvious.
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Male 2,506
V opie, recently as in thylacine to now, thats like 80 years, cuz thylacine is AWESOME!


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Female 15,763
For all of you saying we should only clone recently extinct creatures:

What`s defined as "recently"?

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Male 265
Something about the way that goat looks in the picture cracks me up.
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Male 10,440
good for them.
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Male 7,933
fools!

Thats obviously the chupacabra
*hides in bunker

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Male 2,199
dinosaurs can`t be cloned because u need a certain type of carbon from them to clone them and that carbon dies after 10,000 years or so... so dinosaurs are as old as ppl say they are its not possible...
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Male 2,855
"Despite the highly inefficient cloning process and death of the cloned bucardo"

fail.

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Female 741
at least it was just a little goat, not a dinosaur. I`m sad it died :(

I really don`t think were ready to bring those dinos, because personally I think godzilla is hiding somewhere in Japan with the crazy prehistoric shark.

@ krembill
pterodactyls would make it feel way too much like the old old silent hill game. I would shat my pants.

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Male 5,970
Darn, if we were still on the cloning chapter in biology I could have used this for extra credit :/, cool anyways
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Female 2,120
@jumper4saken
Humans are kind of dicks, arn`t we?
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Male 907
They`ve never seen Jurassic park have they...
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Female 67
"these animals are dead for a reason, they suck"

In some cases, yes. In other cases, it`s the fault of the one species that f*cks up the "they suck" rule, otherwise known as natural selection: humans. Not only do we kill out other species, but smarter people tend to breed less than dumb people, and by medical support we help the weak survive. (Not saying we shouldn`t help people, just saying we messed up nature`s system!)

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Male 1,496
"It has also increased the possibility that it will one day be possible to reproduce long-dead species such as woolly mammoths and even dinosaurs."

"DINOSAURS."

Sweet titty f*cking mother of christ dinosaurs.

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Male 1,596
these animals are dead for a reason, they suck
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Male 9,305
I wonder what we would gain by resurrecting Dinosaurs...I mean are we going to breed them for the meat? You couldn`t have them as pets, good god no.
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Male 1,091
They should clone animals that are close to extinction such as tigers and pandas... In the meantime though, they should keep experimenting on sheep and goats...

I`d love to see a pterodactyl though!

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Female 1,653
oh noes!
Now what will we say instead of "dead as a dodo?"
Or will they leave dodos in order to preserve the saying? But that`s discrimintation against dodos!

I think I`ll quit whilst Im ahead.

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Female 961
that is so cool!
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Male 1,085
This is just a goat...
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Female 1,063
lmao Altaru
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Male 2,388
i would teach my raptor to play xbox:D
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Female 495
Interesting stuff! I wouldn`t put much out of the reach of science and technology, so why not?
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Male 3,482
Actually...

I`m seeing a dinosaur army in the future, more than a Jurassic Park.

Led by me, of course, lol.

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Male 240
Sorta depends. Who knows where technology will bring us? Plus the discoveries made everyday are getting stranger and stranger. We`ll see some weird stuff in our lives for sure, don`t know if we`ll experience a Jurassic Park. Hell, I`ve never seen a live whale in my lifetime.
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Male 468
i bet i will happen in the next 1000 years
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Female 125
Jurassic Park in the future? Probably not. I`d wager it`s much easier to gather DNA from an animal that went extinct less than a decade ago than to gather DNA from one that went extinct millions of years ago.
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Female 15,763
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