lunes, 23 de marzo de 2015

Scientists start extracting DNA from woolly mammoth found in permafrost

 
1/6. Led by the respected Dr Hwang Woo Sul, a professor of the Korean Foundation of Biotechnology Research, the experts took a selection of samples of bone tissue. Picture: YSIA
 
16 March 2015. Samples taken from extinct animal’s leg during international workshop in the hope of one day bringing the hairy creature back from the dead.
 
A team of scientists have gathered in the Russian Far East to examine the partially-preserved remains of a woolly mammoth found two years ago.

Led by the respected Dr Hwang Woo Sul, a professor of the Korean Foundation of Biotechnology Research, the experts took a selection of samples of bone tissue.

Taken from the extinct animal’s left front leg, they will be sent for intensive DNA analysis at a new laboratory in a bid to see how much data about the creature can be extracted.

The gathering at the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, in the Yakutia, was held as part of a special International Scientific Workshop on the modern methods of working with fossilised remains. [...] siberiantimes.com/