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mysticjbyrd's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by mysticjbyrd

Comment 23 by DavidMcC :

Comment 22 by Michael Gray :

If the specimen mammoth is male, then it may be possible in the distant future to strip out the Y chromosomes, duplicate its X chromosomes, and create a female mammoth with which to mate the males?

That's what I was thinking, but there's a problem: genetic disease is likely in any second generation mammoths, from all the double copies of genes.

Its not like they could repopulate the species anyways....thats not even the goal.

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 21:47:52 UTC | #896588