Mammoth Cloned in Five Years?

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.

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8 Responses to “Mammoth Cloned in Five Years?”
  1. BruceW Says...

    On January 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Should they do it, though? Even if the first examples were kept in zoos, there would be pressure to introduce them into the wild. There would certainly be some impact on the other species living in the tundra which haven’t had to live alongside mammoths for tens of thousands of years.

  2. KingArgu Says...

    On January 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Yeah, I agree they shouldn’t clone one unless it’s contained and not released.

  3. WouterF Says...

    On January 19, 2011 at 2:38 am

    I agree with you guys, it is definitly not responsible to release them in the wild. On the other side, if you can see one in a zoo it would also be great (atleast that’s what I think). So I agree with KingArgu

  4. Rakesh Roy Says...

    On January 19, 2011 at 4:46 am

    well writing

  5. WouterF Says...

    On January 19, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Thanks mate

  6. Bubule Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    That would be amazing if we could actually resurrect an extinct species and then of course it will lead to Jurassic park (commenting for rs account)

  7. Hakeem Says...

    On January 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Wow, amazing if they could do that. What is gonne be the next step then? That we can make human immortal?

  8. dbarra Says...

    On March 21, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Yall are gay

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