Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by doctorie, Jun 22, 2009.
Baby mammoth discovery unveiled
But I want a Thylacine.
The title statement is very misleading. Even if they find undamaged DNA, the chance of getting it to work is still pretty slim. Cool if they can though.
its not even a woolly mammoth
Actually, it is a woolly mammoth, it's just not very woolly. That specimen still had some hair intact.
However, I doubt they'll be able to clone it since you usually need an intact cell to create the clone (not just intact DNA floating about), and I think we all know what happens to water-filled containers (like cells) when you freeze them.
edit: also, that mammoth was found in 2007. Old news