Scientists trying to clone, resurrect extinct mammoth


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zeta_immersion

well ... a mammoth is cool how about a sabertooth or something ... i would love to see a dodo bird actually

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Growled

This would be an amazing feat, if they could pull it off.

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Crisp

Two reasons why this wont work.

1. How can you ask an Elephant if you can use her body to bread this cloned animal inside her?

B. Didn't Japan learn from when they made Godzilla? It'll go terribly wrong.

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greenwizard88

Two reasons why this wont work.

1. How can you ask an Elephant if you can use her body to bread this cloned animal inside her?

B. Didn't Japan learn from when they made Godzilla? It'll go terribly wrong.

Luckily, this isn't a giant lizard. I heard they'll be putting it in a Jurassic themed Park though, I doubt that could ever go wrong :whistle:

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Ently

I really hope they end up making a Jurassic Park! just... with better security :ninja:

First Mammoths next.. T-Rex! :D

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leedogg

unfortunately that mammoth is probably going to need to live in a bubble. its immune system is going to be seriously underdeveloped. Wonder what it will/can eat.

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Quattrone

unfortunately that mammoth is probably going to need to live in a bubble. its immune system is going to be seriously underdeveloped. Wonder what it will/can eat.

But u know what, even if he die in a few days, his dna is fresh and scientists can improve it and make it better next time.

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ViperAFK

Ok, then what? is there a need for mammoths? food perhaps?

Mammoths are ****ing awesome, do you need more reason than that?

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zhangm

unfortunately that mammoth is probably going to need to live in a bubble. its immune system is going to be seriously underdeveloped. Wonder what it will/can eat.

Underdeveloped immune system? What? Explain.

It can eat modern day equivalents of what it used to eat. Its not like modern day life is biochemically incompatible with life from millions of years ago. Two billion years - probably.

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logicwin

dont mothers pass on some of their immune system qualities to the baby, well thet would happen to the baby mammoth wouldnt it? anyways we have cures for the diseases most likely so we would give them to the baby

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Solid Knight

These animals went instinct for a reason.

Bad circumstances mostly.

Lots of animals go extinct for things beyond their control. I bet some forest fires killed off thousands of species.

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leedogg

Underdeveloped immune system? What? Explain.

It can eat modern day equivalents of what it used to eat. Its not like modern day life is biochemically incompatible with life from millions of years ago. Two billion years - probably.

Remember what happened when europeans first came to the americas and introduced all sorts of diseases that the natives were never able to build immunities against? This mammoth's immune system was meant to fend off diseases that were present at that time, not modern diseases. The common cold for the rest of us, could be like the bubonic plague for this creature. Then again, modern diseases could also have evolved to the point where this creature would be like a different species and nothing can infect him...we just dont know.

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Xilo

Remember what happened when europeans first came to the americas and introduced all sorts of diseases that the natives were never able to build immunities against? This mammoth's immune system was meant to fend off diseases that were present at that time, not modern diseases. The common cold for the rest of us, could be like the bubonic plague for this creature. Then again, modern diseases could also have evolved to the point where this creature would be like a different species and nothing can infect him...

There's one problem. You're comparing a group of developed living beings with something that isn't even currently alive. Immunity is built up in the womb/egg and also during early development after birth. Not just genes. It's not an either or thing. Also, they are mixing it with a modern day elephant, so it's not like *poof* now we have a real mammoth out of no where.

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zhangm

Remember what happened when europeans first came to the americas and introduced all sorts of diseases that the natives were never able to build immunities against? This mammoth's immune system was meant to fend off diseases that were present at that time, not modern diseases. The common cold for the rest of us, could be like the bubonic plague for this creature. Then again, modern diseases could also have evolved to the point where this creature would be like a different species and nothing can infect him...we just dont know.

The reply by Xilo covers most of the salient points. Immunity is a convergence of genetic and environmental factors. The adaptive immune response has been around for a very long time (think, just where did we get it from?). Human babies inherit some maternal factors that are immunogenic, but those don't last. Baby needs to develop its own adaptive immunity, and it is equipped well to do so. Same with mammoths.

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JonathanMarston

I heard about when they tried this with dinosaurs, the lawyer got eaten on the crapper by a T-Rex.

As long as they don't try filling in the blanks with frog DNA, we should be ok...

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Hum

What if the mammoth grows 5 times the size of a normal elephant .... :laugh:

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SpeedyTheSnail

I heard about when they tried this with dinosaurs, the lawyer got eaten on the crapper by a T-Rex.

Lol wink.gif

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thechronic

Why don't they focus on doing this for the many animals that are going extinct now?

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Quattrone

What if the mammoth grows 5 times the size of a normal elephant .... :laugh:

They will have to build a facility that allow the mammoth to survive. I am going to be excited if the mammoth born sucessful and grow as well.

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Solid Knight

Why don't they focus on doing this for the many animals that are going extinct now?

Probably because its more exciting to study an animal nobody has ever seen alive.

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Quattrone

Probably because its more exciting to study an animal nobody has ever seen alive.

+1 (Y)

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Ryoken

Why don't they focus on doing this for the many animals that are going extinct now?

Because they aren't gonna close enough to save a species..

But they can clone to bring a species back.

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