Complete genomes reveal signatures of demographic and genetic declines in the woolly mammoth. 2015. Palkopoulou et al. Current Biology. Before the world's last woolly mammoth took its final breath, the iconic animals had already suffered from a considerable loss of genetic diversity. Show More Summary
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The last of the woolly mammoths in Siberia died out about 10,000 years ago, but a smaller number living on Wrangel Island, off the coast of what is now Russia, managed to stick around for another 6,000 years. Researchers set out to investigate the two groups and the...
Who needs a woolly mammoth? I ask this question because scientists with apparently nothing better to do are attempting to bring back the beast, which went extinct some 4,000 years ago, and thank God for that. The woolly creature’s DNA has been sequenced, and things appear ripe for what is called “mammoth de-extinction.” The Post’s […]
Genetic factors may have been responsible for their disappearance
In what may be a first for a long-extinct non-human animal -- and certainly for an extinct creature of such stature -- scientists have assembled the complete genome of the woolly mammoth, gaining insight into why the last surviving population of the great beasts, marooned on an Arctic island off...
With two sequenced woolly mammoth genomes, scientists hope to learn what killed it - and whether it could be brought back
As scientists move closer to decoding the genome of woolly mammoths, some scientists are raising ethical concerns about the possibility of cloning extinct animals. CBS News' Kera Rennert spoke with Dr. Ross MacPhee, the curator of the Department of Mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History, about the controversy.
An international team of researchers has sequenced the nearly complete genome of two Siberian woolly mammoths -- revealing the most complete picture to date -- including new information about the species' evolutionary history and the conditions that led to its mass extinction at the end of the Ice Age.
Image: Wikimedia We’re closer to cloning the woolly mammoth back into existence than ever before: Researchers have just finished mapping the complete genome of two individuals of the lost species. “This discovery means that recreating...Show More Summary
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmlpSOHc5A4 Recently, VICE headed to South Korea to explore the incredible mission to resurrect the woolly mammoth. Host Ben Makuch and his team spoke to researchers at the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, where are
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In a recent video by Motherboard, Vice reporters went to Sooam Biotech in South Korea to learn about the company that is at the forefront of cloning technology. The company can already clone dogs for the hefty price tag of $100,000 each, but they are also working to successfully clone a woolly mammoth using cells taken […]
Cloning isn’t science fiction anymore. In fact, in some parts of the world, it’s big business. But cloning an extinct Woolly Mammoth? Well, that’s another story, but this fascinating Motherboard documentary travels to South Korea and Russia to investigate how close we are to resurrecting the dead. Read more...
Ever since scientists discovered it was possible to clone sheep, dogs, cows and even foxes, the technology to de-extinct the prehistoric woolly mammoth has been at our fingertips. But whether or not we can clone a mammoth is the simpler question. Show More Summary
?Earlier this year, Motherboard visited the lab of Sooam Biotech, a South Korean company that has been working to clone a woolly mammoth from preserved tissue samples and blood. But just how likely is the mammoth’s revival? ?Molecular...Show More Summary
In what may be the best worst idea of our generation, a Harvard University research team has successfully spliced woolly mammoth DNA into living cells collected from an Asian elephant. A logical person might wonder why on earth this would be a thing, a
Right now, in the 21st century, South Korean scientists are actually working to resurrect the prehistoric woolly mammoth using cloning technology and the flesh of perfectly preserved specimen once buried in Northern Siberia. The hope...Show More Summary
Oil workers in western Siberia recently made a mammoth discovery. Literally. While completing a land reclamation project near the Russian city of Nyagan, the workers noticed something odd in an earth-mover's bucket. When they lookedShow More Summary