Wednesday, July 11, 2007

May be we'll have real mammoths someday

In Yamal, Russia (Ямал, Россия), in May, this year, the reindeer herder Yurii Hudii (Юрий Худий) discovered the best preserved specimen of mammoth. The carcass is of a 6 months old female, who died about 10 000 years ago. Soon it'll be send to Jikei University, for an exam. This will recover the hope for the recreation of live mammoths. The proposed technology is, when the scientists have the reconstructed DNA of the mammoth, to have it implanted of ovum of an elephant without its own DNA (cleaned ovum).

Source: BBC News, Membrana (Russian)

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