May 29, 2013

Scientists Found 10,000 Years Old Siberian Mammoth Blood and Muscle Tissue

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Scientists say they have found both blood and muscle tissue - perfectly preserved in the ice - from a Siberian mammoth.

The blood had dripped out of the giant animal into a natural ice capsule and it represents a dream discovery for researchers.

Remarkable images show a test tube blood sample from a female of the long-extinct secies

The find was made in temperatures of minus 10C on the New Siberian Islands - or Novosibirsk Islands, off the coast of the Republic of Sakha.

'We were really surprised to find mammoth blood and muscle tissue,' said Semyon Grigoriev, head of the Museum of Mammoths of the Institute of Applied Ecology of the North at the North Eastern Federal University.

'It is the first time we managed to obtain mammoth blood. No-one has ever seen before how the mammoth's blood flows'.

He explained: 'The approximate age of this animal is about 10,000 years old. It has been preserved thanks to the special conditions, due to the fact that it did not defrost and then freeze again.
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  1. OMG! clone that shit right now! :) Also we need to find some dinosaur DNA to work with.. Image that, our own Jurassic park hh

    1. Imagine we could clone u, but with a bigger brain

    2. ROFL nice one... but size dont matter what matters is whats inside :-d

  2. Scientists tried to clone a mammoth once, but instead ended up recreating my schlong. It was in an issue of Scientific America last year.

    1. Yes I read about that, I believe it was the August issue. I can't believe how easily they failed and ended up recreating your massive schlong hanging off your forehead

  3. Amazing. I never thought we would find such an amazing sample from this awesome species.
    Great work

    1. Anonymous schlong?. I thought we were talking about wooly mammoth DNA!. Maybe there one in the same! Can't wait to pet one at the zoo. A wooly mammoth, not anonymous schlong!