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Firm raises $15m to bring back woolly mammoth from extinction


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Ten thousand years after woolly mammoths vanished from the face of the Earth, scientists are embarking on an ambitious project to bring the beasts back to the Arctic tundra.

The prospect of recreating mammoths and returning them to the wild has been discussed – seriously at times – for more than a decade, but on Monday researchers announced fresh funding they believe could make their dream a reality.

The boost comes in the form of $15m (£11m) raised by the bioscience and genetics company Colossal, co-founded by Ben Lamm, a tech and software entrepreneur, and George Church, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School who has pioneered new approaches to gene editing.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/13/firm-bring-back-woolly-mammoth-from-extinction

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210913005498/en/

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Can't even protect what little elephants there are on the planet... 

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39 minutes ago, glorybebe said:

$15 million would go a long way feeding the starving and helping the homeless.

There are enough  billions of dollars  to give everybody  food, a home, medical care and a job if that was our priority. It is not the money that is lacking but the desire.

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3 hours ago, glorybebe said:

$15 million would go a long way feeding the starving and helping the homeless.

So what - nobody is supposed to spend money on anything but the hungry and homeless? Really?

There's a lot more than $15 million that go to those causes already. Let's do some other things with it too, k?

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4 hours ago, third_eye said:

Can't even protect what little elephants there are on the planet... 

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They will clone them to get ownership when they will be gone... greedy.

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Would the warming of the planet, for whatever reason you choose to believe, not make it pretty uncomfortable for these guys? Will hunters not just wipe them out for trophies quicker than they can reproduce? Blow your money on whatever you like but this seems like properly pi**ing it up against a wall.

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My god six years is still a long way. I can't wait to see a woolly mammoth. I wanna see dinosaurs too..

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I wish people would stop announcing this every 5 years or so and get it done! Even though mammoths belong in the ice age... It seems kinda cruel to put one out when everything's on fire.

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22 hours ago, third_eye said:

Can't even protect what little elephants there are on the planet... 

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Yeah but what if they farm them? Feed the world. 2 birds...

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14 hours ago, Nnicolette said:

I wish people would stop announcing this every 5 years or so and get it done! Even though mammoths belong in the ice age... It seems kinda cruel to put one out when everything's on fire.

Idk in this case since I didn't actually read any of the article lol.

But typically the announcements are more about fundraising than anything

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32 minutes ago, Noawareness said:

Yeah but what if they farm them? Feed the world. 2 birds...

Where do you propose to slaughter them? 

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1 hour ago, third_eye said:

Where do you propose to slaughter them? 

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The same place you would go to pick up a sense of humour and learn to stop taking everything so seriously.

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7 hours ago, Noawareness said:

The same place you would go to pick up a sense of humour and learn to stop taking everything so seriously.

You mean where your mama had a lot of fun making you? 

Give your sense of humor a bit of oven time... 

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On 9/13/2021 at 6:36 PM, glorybebe said:

$15 million would go a long way feeding the starving and helping the homeless.

This statement is not well thought. You can say this about anything...really. 

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15 hours ago, Noawareness said:

Yeah but what if they farm them? Feed the world. 2 birds...

really you want to eat them? why not just eat a elephant or a whale...lots of meat there, better go vegan so we have a new excuse to cut the amazon forest down....lots of green there.

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On 9/13/2021 at 11:28 PM, mesuma said:

Would the warming of the planet, for whatever reason you choose to believe, not make it pretty uncomfortable for these guys? Will hunters not just wipe them out for trophies quicker than they can reproduce? Blow your money on whatever you like but this seems like properly pi**ing it up against a wall.

Well the presence of these giant pachyderms may help in keeping the temperature down....

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On 9/14/2021 at 2:36 AM, glorybebe said:

$15 million would go a long way feeding the starving and helping the homeless.

Think of all that extra meat.

 

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