I think they're going with the mammoth because there's a better chance of finding viable DNA to work with. I'd like to see a Jurassic park for real for sure.I don't see it as a 'waste of money', I think it is quite interesting, though I do think some other kind of prehistoric animal would be more interesting to clone than a baby mammoth, but that is my opinion.
What about ancient plants? That would be very interesting and beautiful!
Thanks for the links. I'm gonna have a look when I have a moment.just google clone baby mammoth and you'll come up with several stories from 2007 to 2011
Here is one link:
I read one article that sounded like they already did it, but when I searched for more I found nothing. If they had been successful it would have been all over the news so I must have misread or it was a hoax.
It just seems a shame to me that we spend so much money bringing back an extinct animal when we had so many needs in todays World. What a waste of money.
However, I do agree it is intriging and I will be "wasting" my time reading about it if they succeeed. I am pretty sure I would travel to see it if a I got the chance, too. But that money and the money they waste studying gobal warming could be better spent.
Raptors running around would make life so much more interesting. And it would make some of the other problems in life we obsess about seem insignificant. But, yeah, considering man's track record with unintended or unforseen (or just plain ignored) consequences of technological advances, I feel a certain trepidation each time some wonderous new technology is developed.Didn't work out so well in the movie ...
Think the scientists might be biting off more than they can chew!