A blog on bioethics by the director of Yale's bioethics center.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Clone Me A Mammoth!
A team of Russian and Japanese scientists plan to use bone marrow from a recently-recovered woolly mammoth thigh bone to clone a living wooly mammoth--within five years! The team plans to create a mammoth embryo via Dolly-the-sheep style nuclear-transfer cloning, and transfer it to a "surrogate" elephant mother for gestation and birth. No word yet on the price-per-skein of mammoth yarn.