We here at the DUNER BLOG just love the science-fiction movie Jurassic Park. What separates this film from the million other silly dinosaur movies is author Michael Chichton's plausible premise. It goes like this: If we find dinosaur blood... that means we have 'Dino DNA'...so then we can re-create dinosaurs in the laboratory! Well folks, fiction may soon become fact. (The only problem is the animal discovered is less popular than T-Rex.) Nonetheless, it could happen. Last week, insane scientists recovered a 10,000 year old Woolly Mammoth carcass on Lyakhovsky Island off Siberia's Arctic Ocean coast...complete with DNA.
|Yakutsk in Winter.|
|Re-creation courtesy of the New York Post.|
But can Woolly Mammoth blood really last 10,000 years? Let's ask Professor Grigoriev. "The blood is very dark. It was found in ice cavities bellow the belly. When we broke these cavities with a poll pick, the blood came running out." Next, the samples will be shipped to research facilities around the globe. Soon, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and Toronto University will be busy analyzing data. However, we here at the DUNER BLOG are more interested in South Korea' Sooam Biotech Foundation. Their "Mammoth Rebirth Project" is getting precariously close to recreating a living mammoth.