Scientists have created an extinct animal embryo


19/03/2013

Scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNYUE) reported the successful creation of a living embryo animal that died three decades ago. This breakthrough may in the future allow to restore the population of extinct species.

Using inanimate genetic material of extinct species three decades ago reobatrahus (caring frog), the researchers have made DNA into eggs related frog species. The whole process is reminiscent of the famous cloning of Dolly the sheep. After a few days, the embryo reobatrahusa revived for the first time in 30 years.

A researcher from UNYUE Mike Archer, said that at first egg appeared inactive. "But then, suddenly, one of divided cells, and then again and again."

"For the first time this technology has been successfully applied to the extinct species," - said conservation biologist Michael Mahoney.

Although the embryo does not develop to the tadpole, the researchers say that in the near future, this process, known as therapeutic cloning will be perfected and will grow this or other to adulthood.

"We hope that this guy again jump by" - Archer said.

This gives hope to many endangered species, and for those species that are considered extinct.

Original: Treehugger.com


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