Posted: April 10, 2012 in My Whirled

Eric Johnsen:

I say – clone that beast! I want to see a live mammoth! Enough of them have been found frozen we could get a male and female clone and bring the species back! Or is that going too far?

Originally posted on NewsFeed:

Good news for anyone who wishes we could revert to prehistoric times, or really, anyone who thinks woolly mammoths are awesome. Scientists in Asia have announced plans to recreate the giant creature that stomped around the Earth some 4,500 years ago.

On Tuesday, scientist Hwang Woo-suk of South Korea’s Sooam Biotech Research Foundation signed an agreement with Vasily Vasiliev of Russia’s North-Eastern Federal University to clone a mammoth, AFP reports.

(MORE: Japanese Scientist Says We’ll Have Mammoths by 2015)

Hwang, once lauded as a pioneer in the field of cloning, lost a bit of credibility in 2006 when some of his breakthrough human stem cell research turned out to be fabricated. However, experts have verified his work in creating the world’s first cloned dog, Snuppy, in 2005. Hwang’s next goal could also come to fruition now that portions of Siberia’s permafrost have thawed and left behind mammoth remains…

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  1. Peter Linder says:

    It is probably going to far. Talk about introducing a foreign or invasive species into a new environment. The big cats and wolves that hunted this species are also extinct so checks and balances could be an issue.

    • Matt Johnsen says:

      there’s some good evidence that WE hunted them to extinction, and we try to save a lot of anijmals whose natural predators we have also hunted to death. Iwanna see a mammoth.

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