Still Waters Posted March 28 #1 Share Posted March 28 (IP: Staff) · Throw another mammoth on the barbie? An Australian company on Tuesday lifted the glass cloche on a meatball made of lab-grown cultured meat using the genetic sequence from the long-extinct pachyderm, saying it was meant to fire up public debate about the hi-tech treat. The launch in an Amsterdam science museum came just days before April 1 so there was an elephant in the room: Is this for real? "This is not an April Fools joke," said Tim Noakesmith, founder of Australian startup Vow. "This is a real innovation." Vow used publicly available genetic information from the mammoth, filled missing parts with genetic data from its closest living relative, the African elephant, and inserted it into a sheep cell, Noakesmith said. Given the right conditions in a lab, the cells multiplied until there were enough to roll up into the meatball. https://phys.org/news/2023-03-elephant-dining-room-startup-mammoth.html 4 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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