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Woolly Mammoths Grown in the Lab. Genetics Challenges Extinction

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Woolly mammoth hybrids could be walking the Arctic within six years under a ground breaking genetic engineering project trying to reverse extinction.

The extraordinary scheme, led by a renowned Harvard geneticist, George Church, and backed by an initial $15 million from investors including the tech entrepreneur Ben Lamm, intends to bring several extinct species back to life to restore lost ecosystems and slow climate change.https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lab-grown-woolly-mammoths-could-roam-the-arctic-in-six-years-h857wz0cr

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MelissaLee1963
4 days ago
What do you think of this?
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap4 days ago

This is one of those stories I'm not sure how I feel about 🤔

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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4 days ago

You and I both. Science outruns ethics sometimes Imnotcheap.Crisp R tech allows I think for regeneration but probably cut and splice dna and other absurdities as well. Also cutting into the ice likely to unearth a few nasties as well.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap4 days ago

MelissaLee1963 bringing them back could also kill of another species if the mammoths find them tasty

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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4 days ago

Imnotcheap There's a thought

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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4 days ago

Imnotcheap I looked em up.They're herbivores so they eat grass but a changed world might mark a changed diet who knows!

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Lynibis
Lynibis4 days ago

I am not sure I agree with this sort of thing. Many animals became extinct long before man began messing with the environment. Some have just had their day just as I feel humans will be extinct at some point, or at least drastically reduced.

I feel we should be working with nature rather than against it.

The money could be better spent on helping the environment now, not at some distant future when it is probably too late.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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4 days ago

A case to be had Lynibis

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telmel
telmel4 days ago

Its jurassic park all over again M, but not fiction this time

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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4 days ago

Brings new life to the expression dead as a Dodo Image

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx4 days ago

I don't like this at all id love to see a mammoth but stop messing with **** for god sake there extinct for a reason

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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4 days ago

Inclined to agree Leanne.Who knows who or what they'll be resurrecting next. Like Pet Cemetary revisited lol.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer4 days ago

It would fascinating to see and hopefully more animals can be brought back. I don't think dinosaurs can be brought back yet because of the lifespan of DNA but with advancement who knows.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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4 days ago

and if animals then what stops using the same for humans?

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telmel
telmel4 days ago

Yes but imagine bringing einstein back to life 😀

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telmel
telmel4 days ago

Scientists are discovering new facts about the past all the time

Heres the latest on finding an intact dinosaur skin, they now know exactly how one species looked

https://granthshala.com/rare-fossilised-dinosaur-skin-reveals-what-famous-carnivore-really-looked-like/

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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4 days ago

Great for fancy dress T.Loving the curly toenail.

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Chelchel
Chelchel3 days ago

As amazing a breakthrough as this may be all I've got in my head is Jurassic Park/World theme, remember how that one turned out

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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3 days ago

Difficult not to think on that I agree Chelchel.

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