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Company plans to make some sort of confusing elephant-mammoth hybrid.

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    Donald Trump Space Nigga
    The boost comes in the form of $15m (£11m) raised by the bioscience and genetics company Colossal, co-founded by Ben Lamm, a tech and software entrepreneur, and George Church, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School who has pioneered new approaches to gene editing.

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    The scientists have set their initial sights on creating an elephant-mammoth hybrid by making embryos in the laboratory that carry mammoth DNA. The starting point for the project involves taking skin cells from Asian elephants, which are threatened with extinction, and reprogramming them into more versatile stem cells that carry mammoth DNA. The particular genes that are responsible for mammoth hair, insulating fat layers and other cold climate adaptions are identified by comparing mammoth genomes extracted from animals recovered from the permafrost with those from the related Asian elephants.

    These embryos would then be carried to term in a surrogate mother or potentially in an artificial womb. If all goes to plan – and the hurdles are far from trivial – the researchers hope to have their first set of calves in six years.

    “Our goal is to make a cold-resistant elephant, but it is going to look and behave like a mammoth. Not because we are trying to trick anybody, but because we want something that is functionally equivalent to the mammoth, that will enjoy its time at -40C, and do all the things that elephants and mammoths do, in particular knocking down trees,” Church told the Guardian.
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/13/firm-bring-back-woolly-mammoth-from-extinction

    I don't understand it.
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    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    it's being funded by BAP so we can all go back to being bodybuilding cavemen
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    Originally posted by Donald Trump https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/13/firm-bring-back-woolly-mammoth-from-extinction

    I don't understand it.

    because scientists are retarded or have a labful of hidden agendas.

    obviously by crossing the DNA of a near extinct elephant with DNA of an elephant that had already gone extinct due to their inability to adapt to warmer climate, these scientists intend to engineer a new, sure-extinct sub species of elephant that will go extinct as soon as they come out of the lab and then lay the blame on global warming.
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    The goal of this isn't really specific to the mammoth but refine the procedure so that one day species that are currently on the brink of extinction or recently extinct can be resurrected and/or saved.

    It's like the nut who transferred a dogs head onto another dog, the end goal was to apply the same science to humans. Fairly recently the first human head transplant was to take place, a volunteer who was paralyzed from the neck down and his body was dying If I recall being transferred to the body of a recently dead donor.

    The deal fell through though, I don't recall why. I could google it but I'm far too lazy to do that.
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    stl1 Dark Matter
    They were told they could not go a head by the government.
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    Originally posted by stl1 They were told they could not go a head by the government.

    fuck the government

    isn't capitalism great?

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    stl1 Dark Matter
    Somebody missed the joke.
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    shut up commie!!
  9. #9
    Originally posted by stl1 Somebody missed the joke.

    says the one who need government asssistant to get a head.
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
  10. #10
    AngryOnion Big Wig [the nightly self-effacing broadsheet]
    Originally posted by the man who put it in my hood fuck the government

    isn't capitalism great?


    Thats from BIO-Shock
  11. #11
    Elon Musk fanbois should be put to death.
  12. #12
    stl1 Dark Matter
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny says the one who need government asssistant to get a head.


    Social Security is not government assistance. I paid into it all my life.
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    Originally posted by stl1 Social Security is not government assistance. I paid into it all my life.

    The money you paid in was gone long before you started taking it back...and you paid in less than you are taking...the money you are taking now is the current contributors money.
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    stl1 Dark Matter
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    I'll be donating my Social Security payments when I retire to the home for loose women.
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    Originally posted by stl1 Social Security is not government assistance. I paid into it all my life.

    went right over your head.

    anyway social security is a ponzi scheme. like for example how much did you pay into it all your life vs how much its bound to provide you each month for the rest of your life.
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    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson The money you paid in was gone long before you started taking it back…and you paid in less than you are taking…the money you are taking now is the current contributors money.

    i c youve been paying attention to my posts.
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    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny i c youve been paying attention to my posts.

    Dude I was already donating to 2 seperate countries ponzi schemes when you were still pooping in a cat litter box.
  19. #19
    Donald Trump Space Nigga
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny went right over your head.

    anyway social security is a ponzi scheme. like for example how much did you pay into it all your life vs how much its bound to provide you each month for the rest of your life.

    I know lots of people who worked a few years in Canada or the UK, now have a pension for life as a result. It's ridiculous how much money they hand out. The Canadian authorities will even track you down to give you money - or at least they did in at least one case I heard of. "Glad we found you, here's your pension, eh?"
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    Originally posted by Donald Trump I know lots of people who worked a few years in Canada or the UK, now have a pension for life as a result. It's ridiculous how much money they hand out. The Canadian authorities will even track you down to give you money - or at least they did in at least one case I heard of. "Glad we found you, here's your pension, eh?"

    i would have moved to canada or uk if my penis isnt so small.
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