Woolly mammoths may again walk on Earth due to the study of Japanese scientists who discovered the biological activity of the cells of the cells of one of the extinct animals transplanted into the mouse cells.
From the remains of Mammoth named Yuk, which was frozen in Siberia about 28 thousand years old, removed muscle tissue and bone marrow. After analyzing the genome, scientists compared it from the DNA of the elephants and confirmed that the obtained samples of genetic material partially coincide, and are characteristic of protein and DNA mammoths.
Further, the researchers introduced the core cells from the muscle tissue of Yuki in the mouse eggs, and the activity of samples occurred immediately before the start of cell division was observed. The Japanese also found signs of recovery damaged Mammoth DNA.
The team from the University of Kindai in Big Osaka began to cooperate with Russian scientists in order to co-efforts to clone Mammoth using the system of transplanting the nuclei of somatic cells.
According to the researchers, the discovery made is a huge step towards returning to the life of the long-term mammalian kind of mammal.
At the moment, the team seeks cell division. However, scientists recognize that they have to go a long way before the animals of the ice age will be able to go on the ground again.
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