Woolly mammoth cloning deal signed.
A joint research deal was signed yesterday between North-Eastern Federal University of the Sakha Republic in Russia and South Korea's Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, marking the beginning of a project to clone cells from woolly mammoth remains recovered from Siberian permafrost.
As previously reported here, a mammoth could be born in five years if successful. The team will replace the nuclei of Indian elephant egg with the cloned mammoth DNA. The fertilised egg will then be placed in the womb of the Indian elephant for 600 day gestation period and birth.
While cloning extinct animals is controversial enough already, the team also includes Hwang Woo-Suk, who was found to have falsified data in a past stem cell research “breakthrough”.

Woolly mammoth cloning deal signed.

A joint research deal was signed yesterday between North-Eastern Federal University of the Sakha Republic in Russia and South Korea's Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, marking the beginning of a project to clone cells from woolly mammoth remains recovered from Siberian permafrost.

As previously reported here, a mammoth could be born in five years if successful. The team will replace the nuclei of Indian elephant egg with the cloned mammoth DNA. The fertilised egg will then be placed in the womb of the Indian elephant for 600 day gestation period and birth.

While cloning extinct animals is controversial enough already, the team also includes Hwang Woo-Suk, who was found to have falsified data in a past stem cell research “breakthrough”.

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    …I want a mammothburger.
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    GOD IT’S TAKING THEM LONG ENOUGH
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    not really, because cloning endangered animals wouldn’t increase the gene pool? anyway cloning an extinct animal is...
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