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selfiejesusThey went extinct for a reason.
mirozWat? No links? What do you mean "apparently we have the technology" And: "They went extinct for a reason?" Like, because God said so? Lol I bet one of the clever NSG clowns can give OP a reason to go extinct.
We don't sustain polar bears. Given our track record and trajectory, humanity doesn't give a fuck about polar bears unless they're on Youtube. Scientists can do whatever they want, but they won't do it because "it'd be cool to have wooly mammoths again." They'll do it because it advances our knowledge of life and the universe.
Fred_BearI believe a couple very very well preserved mammoths were found in siberua a couple years ago. i believe the meat was even fresh enough that a few of the researchers took a bite of it and there was still blood oozing out of the specimens. I cant remember if it was one if these 2 but one was even found with an intact and preserved brain.
Big_Spenceawwwww it's such a cute lil' mammoth! but i don't think anyone ate mammoth brains...can't imagine anyone doing that in the name of science.
UglyboyThey can't bring them back. Even at the best circumstances the half life of a strand of DNA is 520 years. And no amount of amber can fix that.
a_pla5tic_bagI'm pretty sure that's not true. Where'd you see that and how did they define half life? When half of the molecules are dead? Half the bonds are broken? which bonds? (Probably the bonds between the the base pairs) what constitutes a single molecule of DNA? et cetra.
In fact googling confirms the year number but But says that it could last up to 6.8mil years under ideal conditions and the oldest stuff try found is 450k-800k years old. From here http://m.livescience.com/38150-dna-degradation-rate.html
Plus there's a lot of it, if one region is decayed in one sample it might be on in a different sample.
Would enjoy seeing this work. I'm in a lab right now and there's a sequencing machine like 20 feet from me. Science is fun.