GENTECH archive


Re: Mammoths, archive 627

>Jurassic Parc III comes true.

Just for the record, at least the original Jurassic Park is impossible.  It
has recently been demonstrated that what was thought to be DNA from insects
in amber was actually modern contamination. Jurassic DNA has NOT survivved.
So much for dinosaur DNA in fossil mosquitoes.

Even this recent version seems technically extremely difficult if not
impossible. It seems unlikely to me that sperm would survive this long
unless held much colder than Siberian ice, or that enough DNA can be
extracted intact to clone the animals.