Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by eagc7, Sep 11, 2012.
'Living Mammoth Cells' Found in Eastern Russia | Science | RIA Novosti
We've had mammoth cells for a long time, as fur, bones, and tissue have been frozen in ice and recovered before. This article claims people have found "living" tissue, and acknowledges this claim is unlikely. Freezing cells tends to kill them, as ice takes up more space than water and ruptures the membranes. It takes very specialized biologies or cryogenic conditions to preserve viable material.
Certainly doesn't help the scientist in charge of the cloning operation has a dubious credibility, though some of his research has been groundbreaking.
Here's another post on the story:
The Associated Press: Mammoth fragments from Siberia raise cloning hopes
And so begins Jurassic park...
No, here begins Pleistocene Park.
Also keep in mind there's a big difference between ressurrecting a species frozen in ice for a little over 10,000 years, and one that's been dead and buried for 65 million years.
Heh, been a while since I heard the word. Pleistocene.
Aernaroth makes me happy.
yes that fine and dandy but when will i be able to purchase the flesh of a mammoth?
for culinary reasons.
I share your eagerness for this knowledge.
Is there a waiting list? Can I sign up too?
As Perfect Cell would say....Ultimate Perfection.
I don't know why I said that...but it's good to know since my dad likes the mammoth.
I hope they make little pygmy clones for domestication.
I'd buy that. I'd be homeless afterward, but I have a pet mammoth, your argument is invalid.
Yeah, it's doubtful that the cells are still alive and respiring after being in such harsh conditions, and the scientist's track record seems to suggest the worst.
That mammoth is stringy and greasy, and packed full of preservatives. Gotta have FRESH.
Now there's proof mobile phones were already in use then.
You can get the Frozen stuff in Russia for a price.
It's considered a delicacy of some sort.
Mammoth cells, eh? Prisons just keep getting bigger and bigger.
I used to have some Pleistocene as a kid. I loved molding it into different shapes. Until all the colours got mixed together and it just became a brown thing.
ever since they found the mammoth years ago, ive hoped for the possibility of it being cloned
Mammoths had cell phones?
Yes, they all went extinct from brain cancer and texting while stampeding.
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