we'll have a baby mammoth for you in 22 months

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  1. doctorie
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    very Interesting
    But I want a Thylacine.
     
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    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.
     
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    its not even a woolly mammoth :(
     
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    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 :p
     

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