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A Purple Woolly Mammoth Inspires Dexter and His Classmates

Whirley Primary School Reception Children Study Dinosaurs Children in the Reception class at Whirley Primary School have been studying dinosaurs and learning about fossils this half term.  Under the expert guidance of their teachers, the children have been looking at different types of dinosaur and working out which ones ate meat and which ones ate

Is There a Woolly Mammoth in Our Future?

The Atlantic reports on a Russian bio-dome project that might involve mammoths. And who doesn't like mammoths?

Genomics: Gene time bomb hurt mammoths

2 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

Before becoming extinct, the last mammoths accumulated harmful genetic mutations that may have altered their behaviour and appearance.Woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) disappeared from North America and Siberia 10,000 years ago, but small groups survived on islands until about 4,000 years ago. Rebekah

The Last Woolly Mammoth Was Neither Woolly Nor Mammoth

While one group of scientists is working to de-extinct the woolly mammoth, another is looking at the last days of possibly the last small herd of the species before extinction. Let’s hope they get together at some point so the poor animal doesn’t suffer the same fate...

Last of 'too silky' woolly mammoths blighted by bad mutations

Researchers comparing genomes of ancient and more recent Arctic island relatives find latter developed coats too soft for the cold Scientists analysing genomes of the last woolly mammoths dwelling on island between Russia and Alaska found they were in the grip of mutational meltdown. Show More Summary

Woolly mammoths suffered genetic 'meltdown' before extinction

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Before woolly mammoths went extinct thousands of years ago, their dwindling population suffered a series of genetic mutations that hampered their ability to survive, researchers said Thursday. Woolly mammoths were once among the most...Show More Summary

The Devastating Way Woolly Mammoths Went Extinct

2 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

Evolution: Examining why woolly mammoths went extinct holds lessons for protecting endangered species today. Can we bring mammoths back?

Woolly Mammoth Genome Meltdown

Mammoth Mutational Meltdown As Species Headed for Extinction Woolly Mammoths experienced a mutational meltdown in their genome prior to their extinction according to a study published this week by researchers at the University of California (Berkeley).  The Woolly Mammoth genome has been mapped (2015), scientists have been able to make comparisons between the extinct species

Stuck on Island, Last Mammoths Had Gene 'Meltdown'

On Wrangel Island off Siberia, a small group of woolly mammoths managed to survive for some 6,000 years after the mainland mammoths died off. Though humans were a little late in discovering that—by the time we made it to the Arctic island 3,700 years ago, the beasts...

The Woolly Mammoth’s Last Stand

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

A new study shows how an endangered or declining species may result in an irreversible genetic meltdown.

The woolly mammoth die-off was even sadder than you think

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Rest in peace, big guys Wikimedia Commons Woolly mammoth I’m not crying, you’re crying You probably already know that woolly mammoths went extinct on the American continent around 10,000 years ago. But few have heard that a small population of these Ice Age giants persisted for much...

Woolly Mammoth DNA Mutations Piled Up Pre-Extinction

The extinct woolly mammoth lives on today as a regal symbol of the last ice age, a poster child for de-extinctionists and an occasional guest on HBO's Game of Thrones. But new research reveals that when it made its last stand on a remote...Show More Summary

Last of 'too silky' woolly mammoths blighted by bad mutations

Researchers comparing genomes of ancient and more recent Arctic island relatives find latter developed coats too soft for the cold Woolly mammoths were in the grip of a mutational meltdown before dying out, scientists have revealed,Show More Summary

DNA Mutations May Have Doomed the Woolly Mammoth

By the end of the ice age, the last remaining woolly mammoths had acquired so many genetic mutations that their numbers were practically guaranteed to spiral toward extinction, a new study has revealed.

Woolly mammoths experienced a genomic meltdown just before extinction

Dwindling populations created a "mutational meltdown" in the genomes of the last wooly mammoths, which had survived on an isolated island until a few thousand years ago. Rebekah Rogers and Montgomery Slatkin of the University of California, Berkeley, report these findings in a study published March 2nd, 2017 in PLOS Genetics.

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1. Should cow urine be worth more than cow milk? 2. No woolly mammoths in two years, sorry. 3. Why Chris Blattman is skeptical about UBI. 4. A critique of Autor, Dorn, and Hanson on China (Due to book and other commitments, I have not read it but I am seeing it get some play).  […] The post Tuesday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Harvard researchers say they can bring the Woolly Mammoth back from extinction

A team of researchers claim that, with help from gene editing methods like CRISPR, they could conceivably be capable of cloning a Woolly Mammoth back from extinction in two years or less. While optimistic, there is a great deal that goes into the process, and it could be more than just two years. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Katy Perry, China, Woolly Mammoth, South Africa, Mike Pence, Uber, Lana del Rey, Twin Peaks: HOT LINKS

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MIKE PENCE. On Michael Flynn: “I was disappointed to learn that the facts that had been conveyed to me by General Flynn were inaccurate.” "I was disappointed to learn that the facts conveyed to me by Gen. Flynn were inaccurate,"… Read The post Katy Perry, China, Woolly Mammoth, South Africa, Mike Pence, Uber, Lana del Rey, Twin Peaks: HOT LINKS appeared first on Towleroad.

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