domingo, 31 de julio de 2016

'Initial stage' reached on dream of cloning woolly mammoth - expert


A whooly mammoth inside a permafrost cave in Yakutsk. Picture: The Siberian Times

South Korean specialist hails opening of new World Mammoth Centre in Siberia, dedicated to bringing beast back to life.

Cloning guru Professor Hwang Woo-Suk did not go into details of the progress made in restoring the extinct species after several thousand years of extinction, but made clear he expected to publish new research in scientific journals as soon as 'checks' are complete.

Speaking in Yakutsk - Russia's mammoth capital which is to host a pioneering new international centre dedicated to the creature - the controversial South Korean scientist confirmed progress in bringing the animal back to life after cooperation between experts from the two countries.

'As a result of tireless joint efforts, we have achieved what we call the 'initial stage' on our way to recovering the mammoth,' he said, thanking Russian president Vladimir Putin for his support for research in this field. 'At this stage, thorough scientific checks are under way.

'Once they are completed, we will publish the results in scientific journals.' [...] siberiantimes.com


Alcanzada la fase inicial en el proyecto de clonación de un animal extinguido: el mamut lanudo siberiano 
Un controvertido científico surcoreano celebra la apertura en Siberia del nuevo Centro Mundial del Mamut, dedicado a la tarea de revivir a esta antigua bestia. El gurú de la clonación, profesor Hwang Woo-Suk, no ha entrado en detalles acerca de los progresos realizados en la recuperación de especies extintas varios miles de años después de su desaparición, pero ha dejado claro que espera publicar los resultados de sus recientes investigaciones en revistas científicas tan pronto como finalicen las últimas comprobaciones.

En unas declaraciones realizadas en Yakutsk, capital rusa de los mamuts que alberga un nuevo centro internacional pionero en su especie, el polémico científico surcoreano ha confirmado los progresos realizados en el intento de traer de nuevo a la vida a este animal prehistórico tras la cooperación entre expertos de ambos países...