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Old 01-18-2013, 09:33 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by Irish Stout View Post
Back in September they found a Wolly Mammoth in Siberia that was really really well preserved and talks were hot for a few weeks that they would try cloning it... then more quietly in October they announced they couldn't clone it because the DNA had been damaged by cold temperatures... the same cold temperatures that made it so well preserved.

What the hell is wrong with Prater? Someone should kick him.
That's what I was referencing. How does cold damage DNA? Disappointing. I wonder if at some point we'll just "guess" / interpolate (if that's possible) and make these frankencreatures that we think are what the woolly mammoth was.
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