Mammoth soon in a zoo at your place?
Yes, it may be possible soon, visiting a real living mammoth in a zoo. Japanese scientist claim that they finally made a breakthrough in their study to clone the gigantic beasts. They even dare to say that they can clone the mammoth in 5 years from now. Tho do this almost impossible trick, the scientist gather nuclei from mammoth remains. An African Elephant should be the ’mom’ of the mammoth. This isn’t the first attempt of scientists to clone the mammoth, 20 years ago they also tried it with nuclei from mammoth remains but that failed. The nuclei’s were broken because of the cold were they where kept in. But the most recent years, scientist found some relatively intact nuclei’s. Besides that, scientists also found a solution on the problem of broken nuclei’s, so they can use those either. They already experimented with this method by a mouse who was frozen for 16 years. The experiment succeeded so the scientist have some good hope that it will work with mammoths too.
Scientist Akira Iritani tells uss that the technological obstacles are overcome and that all we need now is some good soft piece of weave. The succes of cloning now is 30% (for everything) so the scientists have some good hope that it will work. They expect that the percentage shall grow. When everything falls together, the scientist expect that they will need around 600 days before the Elephant gives birth to a mammoth.