Thursday, November 6, 2008

Frozen Mouse Cloned

Japanese scientists have created a cloned mouse from a frozen mouse dead for 16 years (h/t DJ). This research suggests the possibility of reanimating long extinct species like the mammoth. Many mammoth specimens have been found encased in ice in temperature conditions similar to those used in the study.

(image credit: a cloned mouse is shown making out with another mouse, AP)