Speaking ahead of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston this week, the scientist leading the “de-extinction” effort said the Harvard team is just two years away from creating a hybrid embryo, in which mammoth traits would be programmed into an Asian elephant.Holy Ghost Brigades, Batman!
The creature, sometimes referred to as a “mammophant”, would be partly elephant, but with features such as small ears, subcutaneous fat, long shaggy hair and cold-adapted blood. The mammoth genes for these traits are spliced into the elephant DNA using the powerful gene-editing tool, Crispr. (source)I only mention it but doesn’t “mammophant” put humongous boobies in mind? They usually travel in pairs, by the by.
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In light of Putin’s manipulations and 45's fibs? I'm really curious.
HEY! KGB, if you’re reading, I don’t know dick about shit AND I’ve got negative amounts of sway with our government. Just FYI and all.
Once again, my cats have fleas which means, naturally, that I have fleas.
*GROAN* How the hell can this happen in the middle of winter!
I’ve dosed them both with the expensive, prescription flea-be-gone med, washed all the bedding (mine and theirs) and sprayed Off everywhere. I think I'll hit the pet store later for flea specific death spray.
This better pass QUICK!