Friday, February 19, 2021

1st clone of U.S. endangered species is ferret created from genes of animal dead for 3 decades | KTLA

Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died over 30 years ago.

The slinky predator named Elizabeth Ann, born Dec. 10 and announced Thursday, is cute as a button. But watch out — unlike the domestic ferret foster mom who carried her into the world, she’s wild at heart.

via ktla.com

Which is to say, they're vicious predators, but cute. I can't wait until they clone mastodons and giant sloths.

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2021/02/1st-clone-of-us-endangered-species-is-ferret-created-from-genes-of-animal-dead-for-3-decades-ktla.html

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"They" got some ancient mammoth DNA recently.

Posted by: dearieme | Feb 19, 2021 2:16:43 PM

Herewith.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00436-x

Posted by: dearieme | Feb 19, 2021 2:43:11 PM

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