While the scientists were conducting the experiment, the cells of the woolly mammoth began to show that they were alive. His death was some 28,000 years ago.
This woolly mammoth was found in Siberian permafrost in 2011. This was big news, as it is a species that has not existed for approximately 4,000 years.
Researchers who have been dealing with this have discovered very interesting things. Namely, his DNA remained partially intact. This means that there is a chance that this creature will be alive again.
If this happens, it should look like this:
It is a model depicting a mammoth calf, Stuttgart.
These scientists separated the nuclei from the cells of this creature and transplanted them into mouse eggs. These cells are located in the ovaries and after genetic division, they are able to form an egg cell.
Then these cells started to show some activity.
Study author, Kei Miyamoto, from the Department of Genetic Engineering at Kindai University said that this actually shows that, regardless of years of inactivity, cell activity can always occur.
A few cells really showed very impressive results.
It is frozen mammoth calf “Lyuba”, it still had food in its stomach, Royal BC Museum.
The researchers who wanted to determine whether the DNA of the mammoth was still functional had a very difficult job.
In the end, all their efforts paid off, as they made incredible discoveries.
Of course, this is still far from reality, as Miyamoto also said.
However, when we look at everything, is it really necessary to revive a species that has not existed for a long time?
Source: Beauty of Planet Earth