The Woolly Mammoth Is About To Make A Comeback, Claim These Harvard Scientists

Submitted by: fancylad 2 months ago Science

According to The Guardian, there's a team of Harvard scientists that say they're a mere 2 years away from a hybrid embryo with mammoth traits. It's all part of a "de-extinction" effort where I'm sure the plot of "Jurassic Park" will one day fall into play.


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Male 2,076
The coolest thing about Woolly Mammoths, by far, are those looooong, curving tusks. If the DNA-tweaked Woolly Mammoths don't have those tusks, I'm going to ask for a refund. I'm very particular when it comes to these things.
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Male 1,149
Good! I wants me some woolly burgers!  EXTRA rare!
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Male 232
spanz I had a woolly burger last night. Her name was Karen
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Male 4,926
spanz They are tasty
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Male 680
YES!
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Male 6,414
Even Mammoth's won't be Mammoth's They'll be something else.  At least from what I've read they'll be something with similar Characteristics.  
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Male 4,926
There is a group of international scientists who specialize in cloning based in South Korea that have made a lot of progress in attaining some viable DNA although not enough to clone a mammoth yet
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Male 4,926
Great I love mammoths. Tasty :-)
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Female 3,379
*insert "your mom" joke here
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Male 1,329
melcervini Your mom
LOL!
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Male 508
DNA is completely destroyed anywhere beyond about 40,000 years from point of death. Mammoths only died out around 8000 years ago. Sorry, but no Jurassic park, and no T-Rex. Can't be done.
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Male 2,076
profworm I have read somewhere that there is enough unexpressed dino DNA in the common chicken that you could combine it with some other animal's DNA to come pretty darned close to creating a velociraptor. RAWR!

Put that in your amber-resin Jurassic Park pipe and smoke it.
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Male 4,926
squrlz4ever But chickens are more closely  related to the T-rex than rapters
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Male 2,076
thezigrat Are they? I know next-to-nothing about dinosaurs. Or chickens, for that matter.
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Female 1,329
profworm Well, there could be an actual flesh and bones dinosaur(s) hidden under all that ice in Antarctica. Depending on "conditions" there could possibly be viable DNA to be procured. It would certainly be interesting I think. I don't know if it would be advisable to even clone them though, but it would be interesting.
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