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Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in Science |

Discovery of mammoth remains in good condition that could be used to create a clone

Discovery of mammoth remains in good condition that could be used to create a clone

In a remote part of Russia, a group of international scientists discovered the remains of a woolly preserved in very good condition, good enough to try to remove cells that lead to cloning.

The team of researchers from the United States, Canada, South Korea, and the made the discovery in Ust-Yansk in the Yakutia region on the Arctic coast of Russia. This same equipment is now looking for the genetic material which can serve for cloning, such material could be skin or marrow but has some containing living cells.

“All we need for is a living cell, which means that it can be played independently. Then we will not have problems to multiply up to tens of thousands of cells, “said Semyon Grigoryev, a professor at the Federal University of the Northeast.

Some media said that this discovery could involve technological advances such as those shown in the movie “Jurassic Park”, but the scientist said were exaggerated claims, adding: “We are counting on the permafrost in our region has maintained some living cells. But it’s unlikely. “

Will the South Korean scientist Hwang Woo Suk who is responsible for carrying out tests for determining whether there are living cells.

Link: Remains of a Russian mammoth open the door to a possible clonación (Reuters)

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