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The Big Question: Will scientists ever be able to resurrect long-extinct animals by cloning?

A frozen mouse used to provide donor cells to clone another mouse, a process which increases the possibility of
A frozen mouse used to provide donor cells to clone another mouse, a process which increases the possibility of 'resurrecting' extinct animals


2008-11-05 - London, United Kingdom , Steve Connor

Scientists in Japan have refined a cloning technique that has enabled researchers to clone apparently healthy mice from the frozen corpse of a mouse that had been kept in a freezer for 16 years at a temperature of -20C. The scientists believe the study shows that it might be possible in the future to use the same techniques to clone creatures from the frozen tissue of animals found buried in permafrost regions, for example, the frozen corpses of mammoths.



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