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Date: 02/01/09 06:39 AM

55 Responses to Extinct Ibex Is Resurrected By Cloning

  1. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 12:36 am
    Link: Extinct Ibex Is Resurrected By Cloning - Do you see a Jurassic Park in the future?
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    Emily55 Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 8:25 am
    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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    flyingpie Male 13-17
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    February 1, 2009 at 8:30 am
    i bet i will happen in the next 1000 years
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    Owanie Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 8:31 am
    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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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 8:36 am
    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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    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 8:38 am
    Interesting stuff! I wouldn`t put much out of the reach of science and technology, so why not?
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 8:48 am
    i would teach my raptor to play xbox:D
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    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
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    February 1, 2009 at 8:52 am
    lmao Altaru
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    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 8:54 am
    This is just a goat...
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    YLE Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 8:56 am
    that is so cool!
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    February 1, 2009 at 8:58 am
    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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    krembill Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 9:23 am
    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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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 9:24 am
    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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    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2009 at 9:24 am
    these animals are dead for a reason, they suck
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    February 1, 2009 at 9:25 am
    "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.

  16. Profile photo of jumper4saken
    jumper4saken Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 9:32 am
    "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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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 9:35 am
    They`ve never seen Jurassic park have they...
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 9:38 am
    @jumper4saken
    Humans are kind of dicks, arn`t we?
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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    February 1, 2009 at 9:43 am
    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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    fillemorte Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 9:52 am
    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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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 9:52 am
    "Despite the highly inefficient cloning process and death of the cloned bucardo"

    fail.

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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 10:28 am
    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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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 11:08 am
    fools!

    Thats obviously the chupacabra
    *hides in bunker

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 11:38 am
    good for them.
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    habbazoot
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    February 1, 2009 at 11:50 am
    well its a start but i think we should only clone reacently extinct species. why would we bring back dinosaurs? weve been doing fine without them
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    krath Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    Something about the way that goat looks in the picture cracks me up.
  27. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    For all of you saying we should only clone recently extinct creatures:

    What`s defined as "recently"?

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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    V opie, recently as in thylacine to now, thats like 80 years, cuz thylacine is AWESOME!


  29. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    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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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    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.
  31. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    I am signing up to work on synthesizing wooly mammoth DNA. Immediately.
  32. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 2:11 pm
    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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    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    Don`t really understand the science behind cloning dinosaurs. I mean, aren`t there just fossils left? And since when did fossils have DNA?
  34. Profile photo of jumper4saken
    jumper4saken Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    "@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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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    February 1, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    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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    Tikitac Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    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.

  37. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    since when are tasmanian devils extinct?

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

  38. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 4:14 pm
    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...

  39. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    It takes thousands/millions of years for our ecosystem to absorb the niches that were lost by the extinction of an animal/animals.
  40. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 6:34 pm
    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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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    I`ll be happy when I can ride my triceratops to work.
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    wcclark Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    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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    AndrewST Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    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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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    Apocalypse!!!! Apocalypse!!!!
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    Okasen Female 13-17
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    February 1, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    First order of business when they clone dinosaurs:


    drat yeah.

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    beternal Male 18-29
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    February 2, 2009 at 1:13 am
    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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    ThatWasFunny Male 18-29
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    February 2, 2009 at 2:16 am
    "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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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    February 2, 2009 at 5:35 am
    poor Ibex, its the first species in the history of the planet to go extinct...TWICE.
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    last_ninja Male 18-29
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    February 2, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    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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    Sociophobic Male 18-29
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    February 2, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    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.
  51. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    February 2, 2009 at 8:11 pm
    It died, haha. Why don`t they clone something cool like this thing,

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    mcflylives Male 30-39
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    February 2, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    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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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    February 3, 2009 at 12:48 am
    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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    spazking Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    sweet, this means pandas and blue whales are covered

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

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    Mah_Boi Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2009 at 5:19 am
    I call dibs on the first compsognathus.

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