An international team of researchers attempting to breathe life into the ancient cells in a similar fashion to movie fans seen in the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park. The research, carried out at Japan's Kindai University, saw the five cells kicking a biological reaction after being transplanted into the mouse's embryo. However, despite the hopes and dreams of those wishing science will eventually be able to bring back to life extinct animals, the process necessary to clone a living being, the cell division, did not occur.
The researchers involved in the study are positive further progress in the field can be made
Kei Miyamoto or Kindai University customs AFP: “This suggests that, despite the years that have passed, cell activity can still happen and parts or it can be recreated.
"Until now, many studies have focused on analyzing DNA and not whether they are still functioning."
But other experts in the field are quashing in a mammoth as we know it will ever be cloned. .
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Evolutionary molecular biologist Dr Beth Shapiro told Daily Star Online: "It depends on what you are willing to accept as a mammoth.
This will never happen.
“The environments have changed in what the animal would grow up.
"They would be raised by a different species.
" which we can't do, everything is more than the sequence of DNA.
"We are all product of both the environment in which we live and the DNA that we inherit from our parents." However, Dr. Shapiro conceded it may be possible in the future to have a different and more modern version of a mammoth recreated with the help of science.
She said: “If you are willing to accept a slightly hairy elephant as a resurrected mammoth, then this might happen someday.
very far way off ̵
And then it has to grow up. So you can create your own timeline based on that. ”