Monday, May 03, 2010

Scientists Recreate Mammoth Hemoglobin

Fred Flintstone does a happy dance.

"The researchers converted mammoth hemoglobin DNA sequences—taken from the bones of long-extinct Siberian mammoths—into RNA, which they then inserted into E. coli bacteria. From there, they were able to manufacture mammoth hemoglobin as it would have been in the Pliocene period."
An interesting accomplishment. I just hope it doesn't result in another mouth to feed.

A better accomplishment would be finding some way to speed the extinction of the congressional porkosaurus.
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