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January 18, 2011

De gustibus non disputandum est

Soon, my dream of a mammoth burger may be realized for true.

Japanese scientists are set to create a living woolly mammoth that died thousands of years ago by using cloning technology. The researchers will revive the ancient species in the next five years by obtaining tissue from the carcass of a mammoth preserved in a Russian research laboratory.

Under the plan, the nuclei of mammoth cells will be inserted into an elephant's egg cell from which the nuclei have been removed, to create an embryo containing mammoth genes.

Not to be confused with mastadon burgers.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 18, 2011 06:27 AM