Resurrection of the Extinct
July 25, 2009 12:14pm CST
I have read about some Japanese scientists that have alredy cloned mice that had been frozen 16 years and whose cells had burst. Since the mice were not particularly well preserved, and some researchers say that the nuclear transfer techniques "could be used to resurrect animals that have gone million years ago. Researchers have been aiming for this breakthrough for many years. And in recent years they have been decoding the genetics of the extinct cave bear and the elephant like beast called mammoth, that was alive during Ice age. Researchers is also attemping to create a Pleistocene Park in Northern Siberia. Restoring a large area of wetlands and forest to the dry landscape that exsited more than 10,000 years ago. They will be re-introducing herbivores and predators they think would alter the biology and ecology of the region to its previous state. I wonder how far back might the resurrection would go? I guess nobody is expecting T.Rex to roam the planet once again, but I have read that the tissue from that beast has been recovered. Hmmmm... Just imagine one day there's a T.Rex in your backyard.