Scientists want to bring mammoth to life!
“Mysterious light phenomenon” was a common aircraft At 22 o’clock on Sunday evening, Emma Widmark filmed a light phenomenon in the Malmö sky. But what is it really?
“It doesn’t feel like an astronomical phenomenon,” says Peter Linde, associate professor of astronomy. Clas Svahn from the UFO-Sweden National Organization is convinced that it is about something as unstable as an ordinary aircraft – “I not only think, I am 110 percent safe”.
The researchers’ work to recreate the mammoth is moving forward.
The goal is for the animals to become part of the Siberian ecosystem again.
– It’s a little science fiction. We hope to find first and then several individuals with great genetic variation say genetics professor George Church in the world of science.
In Siberian Belaja Gora, scientists have found numerous mummified glaciers. Among other things, parts of several mammoths, whose DNA can hopefully lead to the reproduction of the animal. Genetics professor George Church has been working on the project since 2008. By exchanging the genes for, for example, fat storage, the shape of the baits and hair,
he hopes to create a hybrid between elephant and mammoth.
– A year ago, I thought we would see embryo-like structures within two years. I still believe in that, says George Church in the world of science.
The goal: 100,000 mammoths
The goal is for mammoths to be reintroduced into the Siberian ecosystem – something that can be positive for the environment. The theory is that a reintroduction of the mammoth should reduce the forest area of the tundra, preventing the permafrost from thawing. With the hive left in the ground, greenhouse gas methane is prevented from being released,
which reduces the effect of global warming.
“To keep the permafrost, the herd needs to be made up of about 100,000 mammoths,” says George Church in the World of Science.
Originally posted 2020-01-27 11:50:58.