All posts tagged with cloning

A voice against mammoth cloning

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In the UK, a documentary program called “Woolly Mammoth: The Autopsy” has recently run, featuring an international team of scientists involved in a recent ma...

The Neandertal treatment

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Virginia Hughes, in National Geographic News, takes on the subject of whether we will someday clone Neandertals: “Return of the Neanderthals”. She gets into ...

Send in the clones

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I didn’t comment on the Neandertal cloning kerfuffle this week. Now that it’s sort of died down, I’ll provide a link to a Knight Science Journalism Tracker s...

Neanders got no reason

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Razib Khan raises the question whether Neandertal cloning could be ethical, and a varied comment thread quickly ensues.

Mailbag: Neandertal backbreeding

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In your blog, you have commented on the prospect of re-creating a neandertal from a "completed" genome.....I agree with your views and predictions.

Frozen zoo

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The Observer has a nice article describing the “Frozen Zoo” of samples kept by the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.

Adopt a Neandertal

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Kyle Munkittrick of the “Science Not Fiction” blog argues, “Yes, we should clone Neanderthals.”

Breaking legs for science

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William Saletan tells the story of a woman who didn’t like being 5 foot 1 inches tall, so she went to Russia to have her legs broken and stretched for 6 mont...

Neandertal: The Resurrection

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Friday morning, I got back to teaching after my trip this week. So I filled my students in a bit about the Neandertal genome. One of them had been reading th...

Headlines…

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“Necklaces reveal early man’s intelligence”– Norman Hammond of the Times (UK) reports on possible Acheulean drilled fossil sponges.

Bringing back the overkill

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New Scientist has a primer on extinct animals that might be candidates for resurrection by cloning. My preference is the short-faced bear:

Shining glowing people

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Sarah-Kate Templeton of the London Times has reported that a Cornell University group created a genetically-modified human embryo:

The cloning of the bulls

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Here's an AP story about cloning bullfighting bulls. Yes, I know, "bullfighting bulls" is redundant, but what else are you supposed to call them? I suppose ...

They clone horses, don't they?

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"Horse racing editor" Mike Brunker checks in with an excellent MSNBC article on cloning in the horse racing world. Racing officials are, so far, against it,...