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Genetics uncovered the secret of mammoths

November 25 2008

Molecular biology and genetics of the United States and Russia fully decoded the genome of the mammoth "preserved in permafrost remains of prehistoric animals."

This was reported today the academic secretary of the National Committee for the Study of mammoths and mammoth fauna of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrei Tikhonov, who heads the Academic Zoological Museum in St. Petersburg.

"The results of breakthrough research to theoretically give a so-called transgenic elephant. Do not clone, because it involves manipulation of the intact cell nucleus and a prehistoric animal," - said Tikhonov.

"The complete genome of the mammoth, in particular, gives the world scientific community recovery algorithms relict fauna that disappeared as a result of the evolution of the Earth, or thoughtless human intervention," - said the scientist Secretary Mammoth Committee.

St. Petersburg - one of the world's leading centers in the area mamontovedeniya, this is where National Committee for the Study of mammoths and mammoth fauna of Sciences, in the vaults of storage which is "the world's only collection of the remains of relict animals," wrote "Pravda.Ru" .

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