Scientists take samples of cells from an extinct 40,000-year-old frozen colt

This is the time when scientists took samples of cells from an extinct baby horse up to 40,000 years old in an attempt to clone the species to life. The South Korean-Russian team says that the experiment on the male colt is a

This is the time when scientists took samples of cells from an extinct 40,000-year-old baby horse in an attempt to clone the species to life.

The South Korean-Russian team says the experiment on the male foal is the "first step" to restore the woolly mammoth that has long since disappeared, its ultimate goal.

Laboratory images from Yakutsk, the coldest city in the world, show the search for "living cells" in the light ginger-colored shell frozen in permafrost for between 30,000 and 40,000 years.

The foal was discovered in the frozen subsoil of a Siberian crater known as the "Mouth of Hell" and had about 20 days when he died.

Close-up images highlight the extraordinary real preservation in the planet's natural freezer.

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This is the time when scientists took samples of cells from an extinct baby horse up to 40,000 years old in an attempt to clone the species to life. The South Korean-Russian team says the experiment on the male foal is a "first step" to restore the woolly mammoth disappeared, its ultimate goal

Tens of thousands of years of dirt were washed from the young foal, revealing a black mane and a tail with a dark stripe along the spine.

"Fortunately, the animal's muscle tissues were intact and well preserved, so we managed to obtain samples of this unique finding for biotechnological research," said Dr. Semyon Grigoriev, a leading researcher at the Russian Museum's mammoth museum.

The cloning specialist, Professor Hwang Woo Suk, flew in from Seoul to head the search for living DNA material from the foal.

"If we can find a cell, we will do our best to clone the single animal," he said.

A horse of a kind of horse similar to the extinct Lenskaya race will be used as a substitute, he told The Siberian Times.

Laboratory photos from Yakutsk, the coldest city in the world, show the search for "living cells" in the light ginger-colored shell frozen in permafrost for between 30,000 and 40,000 years.

The foal was discovered in the frozen subsoil of a Siberian crater known as the Mouth of Hell & # 39; and had about 20 days when he died

The foal was discovered in the frozen subsoil of a Siberian crater known as the Mouth of Hell & # 39; and had about 20 days when he died

The foal was discovered in the frozen subsoil of a Siberian crater known as the Mouth of Hell & # 39; and had about 20 days when he died

Close-up images highlight the extraordinary real preservation in the planet's natural freezer. Tens of thousands of years of dirt were washed from the young foal, revealing a black mane and a tail with a dark stripe along the spine.

Close-up images highlight the extraordinary real preservation in the planet's natural freezer. Tens of thousands of years of dirt were washed from the young foal, revealing a black mane and a tail with a dark stripe along the spine.

Close-up images highlight the extraordinary real preservation in the planet's natural freezer. Tens of thousands of years of dirt were washed from the young foal, revealing a black mane and a tail with a dark stripe along the spine.

The cloning specialist, Professor Hwang Woo Suk, flew in from Seoul to head the search for live DNA material from the foal.

The cloning specialist, Professor Hwang Woo Suk, flew in from Seoul to head the search for live DNA material from the foal.

The cloning specialist, Professor Hwang Woo Suk, flew in from Seoul to head the search for live DNA material from the foal.

Scientists will use horses (pictured) that are similar to the extinct Lenskaya breed. It could be the first step to solve how to restore the woolly mammoth disappeared a long time ago

Scientists will use horses (pictured) that are similar to the extinct Lenskaya breed. It could be the first step to solve how to restore the woolly mammoth disappeared a long time ago

Scientists will use horses (pictured) that are similar to the extinct Lenskaya breed. It could be the first step to solve how to restore the woolly mammoth disappeared a long time ago

Plans for a world class research center & # 39; in the city of Yakutsk will be announced later this month when Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts an important investment forum.

Plans for a world class research center & # 39; in the city of Yakutsk will be announced later this month when Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts an important investment forum.

Plans for a world class research center & # 39; in the city of Yakutsk will be announced later this month when Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts an important investment forum.

Similarly, when scientists are ready to clone a mammoth, an elephant will be used as a substitute.

But the professor said there was much more similarity between the colt and a modern horse than between a mammoth and an elephant.

& # 39; We have so many live horses. We can get a very good choice of eggs from these horse females, "he said.

"And after making the cloned embryo with this baby horse, we can easily transport it to the surrogate mother.

& # 39; There are types of horses that are very close to the old & # 39;

On the contrary, he said that there is a very large distance between the old mammoth and the elephant.

A mare of a kind of horse similar to the extinct Lenskaya breed will be used as a substitute. Similarly, when scientists are ready to clone a mammoth, an elephant will be used as a substitute

A mare of a kind of horse similar to the extinct Lenskaya breed will be used as a substitute. Similarly, when scientists are ready to clone a mammoth, an elephant will be used as a substitute

A mare of a kind of horse similar to the extinct Lenskaya breed will be used as a substitute. Similarly, when scientists are ready to clone a mammoth, an elephant will be used as a substitute

& # 39; We have so many live horses (pictured). We can get a very good choice of eggs from these horse females, "said Dr. Semyon Grigoriev, a leading researcher at the gigantic Russian Museum.

& # 39; We have so many live horses (pictured). We can get a very good choice of eggs from these horse females, "said Dr. Semyon Grigoriev, a leading researcher at the gigantic Russian Museum.

& # 39; We have so many live horses (pictured). We can get a very good choice of eggs from these horse females, "said Dr. Semyon Grigoriev, a leading researcher at the gigantic Russian Museum.

But the professor said that there was much more similarity between the foal (in the photo) and a modern horse than between a mammoth and an elephant.

But the professor said that there was much more similarity between the foal (in the photo) and a modern horse than between a mammoth and an elephant.

But the professor said that there was much more similarity between the foal (in the photo) and a modern horse than between a mammoth and an elephant.

On the contrary, he said that there is a very large distance between the old mammoth and the elephant. With the foal, if we have a living cell, we can multiply it and get as many embryos as we need

On the contrary, he said that there is a very large distance between the old mammoth and the elephant. With the foal, if we have a living cell, we can multiply it and get as many embryos as we need

On the contrary, he said that there is a very large distance between the old mammoth and the elephant. With the foal, if we have a living cell, we can multiply it and get as many embryos as we need

Yakutsk, the capital of the Republic of Sakha, rich in diamonds in Russia, is a hot spot for the remains of frozen animals. At the end of last month it was revealed that Russia is opening a new cloning facility of £ 4.5 million ($ 5.9 million) that aims to recover the woolly mammoth and other long-extinct species.

Yakutsk, the capital of the Republic of Sakha, rich in diamonds in Russia, is a hot spot for the remains of frozen animals. At the end of last month it was revealed that Russia is opening a new cloning facility of £ 4.5 million ($ 5.9 million) that aims to recover the woolly mammoth and other long-extinct species.

Yakutsk, the capital of the Republic of Sakha, rich in diamonds in Russia, is a hot spot for the remains of frozen animals. At the end of last month it was revealed that Russia is opening a new cloning facility of £ 4.5 million ($ 5.9 million) that aims to recover the woolly mammoth and other long-extinct species.

"There was a million years of evolution between them," he said.

With the colt, "if we have a living cell, we can multiply it and get the embryo we need."

"Actually, if we get the living cell from the old tissue, it will be unique in itself, because nobody managed to do this before.

"And if we manage to clone the horse, it will be the first step to clone the mammoth." It will help us develop the technology, "he said.

His researcher, Hae Hyun Kim, who was a pioneer in obtaining a living cell from a dead dog frozen by its owner, has moved to Yakutsk to try to make a breakthrough.

Yakutsk, the capital of the Republic of Sakha, rich in diamonds in Russia, is a hot spot for the remains of frozen animals.

At the end of last month it was revealed that Russia is opening a new cloning facility of £ 4.5 million ($ 5.9 million) that aims to recover the woolly mammoth and other long-extinct species.

Plans for the "world class" research center in the city of Yakutsk will be revealed supremely this month by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a major investment forum.

In addition to woolly mammoths, Russian geneticists are willing to study a number of extinct species, including the woolly rhinoceros, which died 10,000 years ago.

Plans for the "world class" research center in the city of Yakutsk will be revealed supremely this month by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a major investment forum. In the photo is the colt

Plans for the "world class" research center in the city of Yakutsk will be revealed supremely this month by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a major investment forum. In the photo is the colt

Plans for the "world class" research center in the city of Yakutsk will be revealed supremely this month by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a major investment forum. In the photo is the colt

In addition to woolly mammoths, Russian geneticists are willing to study a number of extinct species, including the woolly rhinoceros, which died 10,000 years ago.

In addition to woolly mammoths, Russian geneticists are willing to study a number of extinct species, including the woolly rhinoceros, which died 10,000 years ago.

In addition to woolly mammoths, Russian geneticists are willing to study a number of extinct species, including the woolly rhinoceros, which died 10,000 years ago.

Scientists have established that woolly mammoth DNA preserved for thousands of years in the Arctic permafrost could be used to clone one of the animals and bring them back to extinction. Russia plans to open a new genetic facility to explore ancient DNA

Scientists have established that woolly mammoth DNA preserved for thousands of years in the Arctic permafrost could be used to clone one of the animals and bring them back to extinction. Russia plans to open a new genetic facility to explore ancient DNA

Scientists have established that woolly mammoth DNA preserved for thousands of years in the Arctic permafrost could be used to clone one of the animals and bring them back to extinction. Russia plans to open a new genetic facility to explore ancient DNA

COULD WE RESURRECT MAMMALS?

The woolly mammoth males were about 12 feet (3.5 m) tall, while the females were a little smaller.

They had curved tusks up to 16 feet (5 m) long and their calves boasted of having a coat of 3 feet (1 m) in length.

Small ears and short tails prevented the loss of vital body heat.

Their trunks had two fingers & # 39; at the end to help them pluck grass, twigs and other vegetation.

They get their name from the Russian & # 39; mammut & # 39 ;, or mole of the earth, since it was believed that animals lived underground and died in contact with light, which explains why they were always found dead and half buried .

It was believed that his bones belonged to races of extinct giants.

Woolly mammoths and modern elephants are closely related and share 99.4% of their genes.

The two species took separate evolutionary paths six million years ago, about the same time that humans and chimpanzees got away with it.

Woolly mammoths coexisted with the first humans, who hunted them for food and used their bones and fangs to make weapons and art.

The most widely used technique, known as CRISPR / Cas9, allows scientists to create a hybrid animal from the preserved fossils of woolly mammoths and fuse it with the cells of a living elephant. The two species share 99.4 percent of their DNA

The most widely used technique, known as CRISPR / Cas9, allows scientists to create a hybrid animal from the preserved fossils of woolly mammoths and fuse it with the cells of a living elephant. The two species share 99.4 percent of their DNA

The most widely used technique, known as CRISPR / Cas9, allows scientists to create a hybrid animal from the preserved fossils of woolly mammoths and fuse it with the cells of a living elephant. The two species share 99.4 percent of their DNA

The & # 39; extinction & # 39; The mammoth has become a realistic prospect due to the revolutionary techniques of genetic editing that allow the selection and precise insertion of the DNA of specimens frozen for millennia in the Siberian ice.

The most widely used technique, known as CRISPR / Cas9, has transformed genetic engineering since it was first demonstrated in 2012.

The system allows the manipulation & # 39; cut & paste & # 39; of strands of DNA with a precision never before seen.

Using this technique, scientists were able to cut and paste mammoth DNA preserved in Asian elephants to create elephant and mammoth hybrids.

Mammoths roamed the frozen tundra of Europe and North America for 140,000 years, disappearing at the end of the Pleistocene period, 10,000 years ago.

They are one of the best known prehistoric animals of science because their remains are often not fossilized but frozen and preserved.

Up to 80 percent of Pleistocene and Holocene preserved soft tissue samples discovered in Russia have been unearthed in the Yakutsk region.

It is hoped that by extracting DNA from these conserved remnants, researchers will better understand the biology behind some of the larger creatures that roam the Earth.

The woolly mammoths coexisted with the first humans, who hunted the animal to use its bones and fangs in search of tools, shelter and food.

The animal, which could weigh a maximum of 6000 kg (6 metric tons), disappeared from its continental territory at the end of the Pleistocene era, about 10,000 years ago.

The new facility, in the city of Yakutsk, will study the preserved DNA of several extinct species, including the woolly rhinoceros (impression of the artist), which became extinct about 10,000 years ago.

The new facility, in the city of Yakutsk, will study the preserved DNA of several extinct species, including the woolly rhinoceros (impression of the artist), which became extinct about 10,000 years ago.

The new facility, in the city of Yakutsk, will study the preserved DNA of several extinct species, including the woolly rhinoceros (impression of the artist), which became extinct about 10,000 years ago.

However, it is believed that isolated populations of the animal have survived on St. Paul Island, Alaska, until 5,600 years ago and on Wrangel Island, in Russia, until only 4,000 years ago.

It is believed that woolly mammoths have been wiped out due to a shrinking habitat caused by climate change, as well as human hunting, experts say.

Several international projects, including a team from Harvard University, are already competing to use preserved mammoth DNA to resurrect ancient species.

The new Russian center "will aim to study extinct animals of living cells and restore creatures such as the woolly mammoth, the woolly rhinoceros, the cave lion and the old-fashioned horse breeds," according to The Siberian Times.

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT WOOLLY MAMMOTH?

The woolly mammoth roamed the frozen tundra of Europe and North America for 140,000 years, disappearing at the end of the Pleistocene period, 10,000 years ago.

They are one of the best known prehistoric animals of science because their remains are often not fossilized but frozen and preserved.

The males were about 12 feet (3.5 m) tall, while the females were a little smaller.

The curved tusks were up to 16 feet (5 m) long and their calves boasted of having a long pile of hair up to 3 feet (1 m) long.

Small ears and short tails prevented the loss of vital body heat.

Their trunks had two fingers & # 39; at the end to help them pluck grass, twigs and other vegetation.

The Woolly Mammoth is one of the best-known prehistoric animals of science because its remains are often not fossilized but frozen and preserved (artist's impression).

The Woolly Mammoth is one of the best-known prehistoric animals of science because its remains are often not fossilized but frozen and preserved (artist's impression).

The Woolly Mammoth is one of the best-known prehistoric animals of science because its remains are often not fossilized but frozen and preserved (artist's impression).

They get their name from the Russian & # 39; mammut & # 39 ;, or mole of the earth, since it was believed that animals lived underground and died in contact with light, which explains why they were always found dead and half buried .

It was believed that his bones belonged to races of extinct giants.

Woolly mammoths and modern elephants are closely related and share 99.4% of their genes.

The two species took separate evolutionary paths six million years ago, about the same time that humans and chimpanzees got away with it.

Woolly mammoths coexisted with the first humans, who hunted them for food and used their bones and fangs to make weapons and art.

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