Mammoth clones ...

Damien damien07 at netzero.net
Wed Aug 7 20:27:47 EST 2002


Source: http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/international.cfm?id=838372002

Scientists plan a mammoth clone show

JURASSIC Park was a work of fiction. Pleistocene Park is in the
process of becoming fact.

A team of Japanese and Russian scientists arrived in the Siberian
province of Yakutsk this week to excavate several creatures that have
been extinct for millennia - including mammoths and the woolly
rhinoceros.

They plan to extract DNA from the carcases, cross breed the retrieved
nucleus with the creatures' modern counterparts and return the
resurrected animals to a vast "safari park" in northern Siberia.

"It probably sounds a little far-fetched, but it's absolutely
possible to do this," said Professor Akira Iritani, who is
co-ordinating the project from Osaka's Kinki University.
...

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