calling it "the best preserved mammoth in the history of paleontology."
"It can be assumed that the blood of mammoths had some cryo-protective properties,” noted Grigoriev. Mammoth blood, it would appear, contains a kind of anti-freeze. This is consistent with work done by Canadian geneticists who in 2010 showed that mammoth hemoglobin releases its oxygen much more readily at cold temperatures than that of modern elephants.
Fascinating, I love this kind of stuff. I have been obsessed with the fact that maybe someday soon they'll find a way to clone a mammoth (less far-fetched than Jurassic Park one would think) and implant it an elephant who would give birth to it (assuming it wouldn't kill her).
Edited by lanovami (05/30/1312:09 PM)
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