18 January 2011

One More Reason to Love Japan

Do you want to know what's awesome?  Of course you do:

Japanese researchers have proposed and started work towards reviving the Mammoth.  They found usable tissue cells to use for cloning in frozen Mammoth samples, so they are taking the DNA of the frozen tissue cells, inserting that into an elephant egg that has had previous DNA samples removed, and insert that into an elephant uterus.  If this proves successful, they will use this knowledge to learn how Mammoths lived and why they would have died out.  They will also look into how to breed the Mammoth and whether or not it will be on display for the public.

The full article can be found using this fine and elegantly crafted link.

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