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Extinct ibex is resurrected by cloning

By T.K. Randall
December 28, 2009 · Comment icon 18 comments

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In a world first scientists have succeeded in cloning an extinct species of animal by combining DNA from skin samples of an extinct ibex with DNA of wild mountain goats. Sadly the new ibex died shortly after it was born.
An extinct animal has been brought back to life for the first time after being cloned from frozen tissue. The Pyrenean ibex, a form of wild mountain goat, was officially declared extinct in 2000 when the last-known animal of its kind was found dead in northern Spain.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (18)




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Comment icon #9 Posted by gozap 15 years ago
I would not mind a mammoth or T-rex stake. O.o
Comment icon #10 Posted by Darkwind 15 years ago
Yes, however mankind is directly responsible for many species becoming extinct and to waste resources trying to resurrect an extinct species smacks of hypocrisy to me. Far better to concentrate on lessening the impact humans make on the environment. I agree, protect habitat. There are ways it can be done. By adding wildlife corridors and green space when planning communities.
Comment icon #11 Posted by towelie 15 years ago
we need new animals in the zoo
Comment icon #12 Posted by jpjoe 15 years ago
Probably the best news I've seen in a pretty long while...
Comment icon #13 Posted by Der 15 years ago
Yes, however mankind is directly responsible for many species becoming extinct and to waste resources trying to resurrect an extinct species smacks of hypocrisy to me. Far better to concentrate on lessening the impact humans make on the environment. Right, 'cause ALL of us are directly responsible for the extinction of many species and therefore we have no right to try to bring them back. Mankind is a single entity and if people over-hunt animals to extinction, then that means that all of us approve of it and are directly responsible for it.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Kratology 15 years ago
Right, 'cause ALL of us are directly responsible for the extinction of many species and therefore we have no right to try to bring them back. Mankind is a single entity and if people over-hunt animals to extinction, then that means that all of us approve of it and are directly responsible for it. touche. btw....what species do they plan on using to sustain a dinosaur embryo? never gonna happen, dna is too old and this isn't jurasssic park lol it is cool though, and they may be able to bring back some newly-extinct species with more time, but not ancient ones.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Kratology 15 years ago
edit: my bad double post
Comment icon #16 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 15 years ago
touche. btw....what species do they plan on using to sustain a dinosaur embryo? never gonna happen, dna is too old and this isn't jurasssic park lol it is cool though, and they may be able to bring back some newly-extinct species with more time, but not ancient ones. I would assume a modern counterpart with a close or similar matching DNA sequence. Hopefully, with a little common sense, the dinosaur chosen will be a herbivore.
Comment icon #17 Posted by DieChecker 15 years ago
And so they re-introduced the extinct species to the world, and immediately found why it had gone extint before... The animals smelt strongly like cheeseburgers. Delicous.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Kratology 15 years ago
I would assume a modern counterpart with a close or similar matching DNA sequence. Hopefully, with a little common sense, the dinosaur chosen will be a herbivore. haha true that. but what animal alive today mostly resembles dinos? crocodiles/aligators, ostrich, most dinosaurs from what we know laid some pretty big eggs. maybe a smaller species is possible, but i dont know. recently extinct species maybe, dinos.....i just dont see it. not in our life time anyways.


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