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Headlines: DNA of 780,000 Year Old Ice Age Horse Reconstructed

November 12, 2013 – I have written in the past about attempts to reconstruct the DNA of the Woolly Mammoth, one of the most imposing creatures that wandered the landscape of North ... Continue Reading →
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Headlines at 21st Century Tech for June 7, 2013

It was a longer hiatus than anticipated but I’m back to provide you with the headlines that caught my eye over the last two weeks. They are:   Should We Be Cloning Extinct ... Continue Reading →
Vegetarians cover your eyes. This little fellow, named Peng Peng, is a cloned sheep containing "good fat," the kind that is polyunsaturated. He was born on March 26, 2012 and is healthy.    Source: BGI Ark Biotechnology Co. Ltd.

Headlines at 21st Century Tech for June 8, 2012

Agriculture Update: Genetically Modified Sheep Produce the Right Fat That is if you are convinced by the recent announcement from researchers in China who have been working with sheep ... Continue Reading →
The Woolly Mammoth roamed Siberia and North America throughout the Pleistocene only to go extinct 10,000 years ago. As permafrost melts because of a warming planet the remains of these creatures have led scientists to consider recreating the species.

Biomedicine Update – Cloning the Woolly Mammoth a Step Closer to Reality

Scientists from Russia and South Korea are hell-bent on recreating the Woolly Mammoth, an animal that has been extinct for more than 10,000 years. The North-Eastern Federal University ... Continue Reading →
Born in July 1996, Dolly was the first mamal known to be cloned from an adult of the same species.Source: Farmers Guardian

Biomedicine – Part 9: Cloning

“Hello Dolly,” not the musical but the sheep. Seen below, Dolly was the first adult mammal cloning success using sheep. Her journey from the petri dish to birth began as ... Continue Reading →
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Biomedicine – Part 1: The Promise of Medical Technology in the 21st Century

Humanity is closer today to immortality than it has ever been. We have surpassed Darwinian survival of the fittest to reach a new stage in evolution, creating humans reshaped by advances ... Continue Reading →