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November 18, 2014

Bringing Back Buttercup

Scientists may finally have the means to clone a 40,000-year-old woolly mammoth.
But will they have the gall? “Buttercup,” the mammoth in question, was found in Siberia last year, impeccably preserved in snow and ice. Excavators extracted vials of liquid blood from the carcass and now researchers at the South Korean biotech company SOOAM are testing it for a complete set of DNA. If a complete set can’t be found, scientists could map specific mammoth traits—like their tusks and hair—onto an existing elephant genome.
- - Quartz

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 18, 2014 7:51 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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So OK, let me see if I have this straight:
we can't stop and eliminate Ebola and other plagues;
we can't grow meat and Vegetables that are not enhanced with dubious hormones;
we can't prevent any cancer and cannot cure but a few cancers that we do know about;
we can't feed all the poor people in this country, even the ones on welfare;
our scholastic ratings are like seventeenth in the world;
we can't produce clean energy from reliable sources like coal and oil;
we can't even provide enough oil for heating and transportation;
we can't send a probe to anywhere without it running out of energy;
we can't kill every last Muslim, their families, their friends, their neighbors and lay waste to their crop lands and salt their wells, destroy their buildings such that no two stones lay atop one another, we should be fire-bombing Baghdad and other concentrations of Muslim terrorists;
we can't handle mobs of rioting looting raping murdering Black people;

but, we can resurrect an animal that has been dead for a long time for any Earthly reason except to say we can do it and the cost is on us dear friends.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 18, 2014 9:16 PM

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