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A team of researchers from Russia and South Korea claim to have taken the first sample of liquid blood from an adult woolly mammoth that was frozen in the permafrost of the New Siberian Islands. Blood from a 10,000 year-old mammoth Blood from a 10,000 year-old mammoth "We were really surprised to find mammoth blood and muscle …

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I wish then luck, but cloning one is a mammoth tusk indeed.

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I await

the pictures of an elephant in a tupee

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Supervillain

This is the backstory of a supervillain if I've ever heard one. Scientist barred from experimenting with Humans, censured & excommunicated by the majority of the scientific community for unethical research practices, hired by shadowy Asian laboratory to do cloning research then gets into resurrecting giant extinct mammals. Next step, bringing to life the Revengeasaur to seek retribution on those who dared laugh at him!

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Re: Supervillain

Mammoths with with frickin' laser beams on their heads...

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Re: Supervillain

The closest I can think of off hand is Jonathan Maberry's The Dragon Factory - the second (or is it third?) Joe Ledger novel. (Enjoyable reads, all of 'em!)

IIRC the supervillains in that aren't so much cloning as genetically engineering, with the end result being mythical creatures made real - but there might have been some cloning of extinct creatures as well.

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On the California Channel Islands...

they dig up Pygmy Mammoths - best oxymoron ever.

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Coat

Re: On the California Channel Islands...

Its relative.

(The one with a mammoth fur collar.)

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Re: On the California Channel Islands...

best oxymoron ever.

Isn't that "Microsoft Works".?

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Cool!

letters

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Pint

Re: Cool!

I agree - we can't stop it - so why not hug the cloned fuzzy elephant! :)

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I want my...

Jurassic Park dinosaurs...

And while we're about it, could someone design:

1 - a Unicorn

2 - a Roc

3 - a Dragon

4 - a Kraken

5 - an honest politician (Ok, maybe some things will remain impossible...)

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all of those are mythical, you can only reanimate what once existed.

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"all of those are mythical, you can only reanimate what once existed."

I'd imagine that's why he said "design" rather than "reanimate." ;-)

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Re: I want my...

@Dodgy Geezer: I'll send Svetz to go back in time and pick some up for you - not sure about the last one though.

Your list reminded me of Larry Niven's Flight of the Horse.

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Re: I want my...

Dodgy Geezer, there are honest politicians out there! An honest politician is one who stays bought, so it is safe to say there are at least a few.

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Re: I want my...

"all of those are mythical"

So we just need a Dragon Factory and a pair of evil twins. (See my post further up!)

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Its all a cover

Don't believe a word of it.

This is just to give the local bab shop the ability to explain away the long hairs you find in your donna....

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Re: Its all a cover

It's obviously a masto-donna.

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"It is the first time we managed to obtain mammoth blood. No-one has ever seen before how the mammoth's blood flows."

...for the past few millennia, at least.

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reminded me of Southpark

Chef: Hey, I know you. You're that crazy cracker from up on the hill top.

Dr. Mephisto: Sir, if splicing the DNA of humans and various animals together is crazy...um...

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Didn't I say the glacier algae would be the first wave?

Maybe when the next zombie apocalypse happens, you'll listen to me sooner!

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Mammoth Burger

One step closer to achieving my dream of eating a mammoth burger!

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Re: Mammoth Burger

I got dibs on the ribs.

< goes with beer, right?

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Coat

Mammoth burgers, perfect for the Merkin market.

A burger that just sounds bigger.

10 000 years in permafrost. I think there's a sporting chance few cells might be viable.

It's not a jacket, it's more a mult pocketed hunters vest for going down the local burger bar.

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Re: Mammoth burgers, perfect for the Merkin market.

McMammoth Burgers - A burger that *looks* bigger...

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Go

Re: Mammoth burgers, perfect for the Merkin market.

...in the picture above the counter, but is the size of a small coin when placed in your hand. ;-)

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Revenge of the Mammoths!

Scenario: Mammoth blood contains a once thought extinct virus, transferable to humankind.

That's why the ancient people killed all the mammoths.

Run!

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Re: Revenge of the Mammoths!

Ah, the hairy virus. Also afflicted the Neanderthals - hence explaining their extinction also.

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Black Blood

Haven't these people been watching the X-Files!?

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Coat

Pretty soon they are going to work out a way to reanimate the Rolling Stones

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Re: reanimating the Rolling Stones

Keith Richards will still look dead tho...

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re: reanimating the Stones

Wow, I didn't know that needed to be done.

Hell, as far as that goes, Keith Richard has always looked nearly dead.

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A way to go...

They've still not up there with the taxman, who can extract blood from a stone whatever the temperature.

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Coincidence?

Reported on the same day in El Reg:

- Korean scientist to get involved in cloning mammoth.

- Samsung to open new R&D centre in Finland. Where it's very cold.

Just saying...

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Re: Coincidence?

No wonder those phablets keep getting bigger.

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Re: Coincidence?

More like phlablets

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Things to clone

"When I awoke, the dire wolf, six hundred pounds of sin,

Was grinning at my window, all I said was come on in.

Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me. please, don't murder me."

-- Jerry Garcia

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"We were really surprised to find mammoth blood and muscle tissue,"

"and then we wondered how long it could take us to get it into British ready-meal lasagnes"

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Joke

Not to be confused with Wullie Mammoth

The well known Glaswegian loan shark and extortionist.

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