Thursday, March 28, 2013

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad DNA

The April issue of National Geographic has a feature article about reviving extinct species.

It appears that some scientists in Russia and South Korea have embarked on an ambitious project…

To create a living woolly mammoth by using the DNA-storing nucleus of a preserved cell and an Asian elephant egg.


Apparently SOMEbody has never read (or watched) Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park.

PROMPT: The world is depending on YOU to create a new cautionary tale of mammoth proportions.  On the other hand, we could just embrace the entire situation with a new line of picture books à la If You Give a Mammoth a Cookie, Don’t Let the Mammoth Drive the Bus, or Cloudy with a Chance of Mammoths.

Thanks, Russia and South Korea – Now we KNOW Where the Wild Things Are!

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