Saturday, June 6, 2009

Jurassic Mouse: Japanese scientists create clones from frozen tissue

mouscln8422.jpgThe realignment of our bio-tech reality has hit a new milestone courtesy a group of cloning scientists from Japan. For the first time in human history the group managed to clone an animal from 16 year-old frozen animal tissue. The development makes wild scenarios such as the one seen in the film Jurassic Park, in which prehistoric animals are resurrected to co-exist with modern man, less sci-fi and closer to sci-fact.

The scientists managed to produce four healthy mice from the frozen tissue, raising the possibility that still undiscovered prehistoric mammals hidden in the arctic tundra may one day find their way into our present-day reality. Although the scientists confirm that cloning a human is far more difficult than cloning a mouse, this new turn in science opens the door to a new biological landscape that will prove hard to map with any real accuracy.

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