View Full Version : First Ever Extinct Animal Cloned

02-02-2009, 08:51 PM
Scientists have almost finished mapping the Woolly Mammoth genome, and have already injected DNA from an extinct species into a mouse.

Now arguably the greatest landmark event for the field of cloning has occurred. Scientists have for the first time cloned an extinct animal, the Pyrenean ibex, a form of wild mountain goat. The really spectacular thing about this cloning effort is that it was done using only DNA from skin samples.

The race is now on to make sure that critically endangered species' tissues are preserved for future cloning efforts. Britain's Zoological Society of London and America's Natural History Museum have teamed up in a project called Frozen Ark. They are in the process of storing samples from thousands of species.


Who said Jurassic Park was just a movie?

02-02-2009, 08:53 PM
Neat fo sho!

02-02-2009, 08:54 PM
Imagine all the t-pots we could clone with this new technology.

02-02-2009, 08:54 PM
I'm not extinct yet. LOL

02-02-2009, 08:55 PM
A t-pot clone army. Grab your light saber!

02-02-2009, 09:05 PM
imagine all the wolly mammoth mouse babies, those things are going to be huge,

02-02-2009, 09:06 PM
Start applying for your woolly mammoth bull tag now ... !!!!!

02-02-2009, 09:07 PM
I can see myself buying a pet dino in the near future.

02-03-2009, 03:10 PM
What IS to stop them from actually making a real wooley mammoth? Will they also make T-Rex's? A scary thought.

02-03-2009, 04:18 PM
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee kkkkkk!!!!!!!!