If you can’t get enough Jurassic Park movies, you can look forward to the plans that biotech companies must make Cross the endangered Asian elephant with the already extinct mammoth Use gene splicing and other foreign technologies.
Looking forward to a very long movie, the team hopes that there will be Mavericks in six years. We don’t think the theme park will be in production. It is claimed that the characteristics of mammoths will help elephants regain the tundra, but we can’t help thinking that this is just an excuse to bring back extinct animals. If you read popular news reports, you will doubt whether the ecological mission claimed by the company is realistic. However, we cannot deny that it is cool to bring animals back from extinction—somewhat.
We are not DNA wizards, so we can only partially understand what is being proposed. Obviously, the skin cells of modern elephants will serve as the basis for receiving extracted mammoth DNA. This may seem far-fetched, but it turns out that the mammoth is much later than we usually think. When they die in the natural deep-freezing environment, they are usually well preserved.
Once gene splicing is established, a surrogate elephant will bring the embryo to term. It is hoped that the improved varieties can further hybridize with natural species, although it will take a long time for the elephants to become pregnant and mature.
So what do you think? Will we face a movie-level disaster? Will we get some curious creatures in the laboratory? Will it save the tundra? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments.
DNA manipulation has changed from a lunar-level technology to a technology that is easily available in a short period of time. Especially CRISPR, it changes everything, it allows almost anyone to use it, and it is both exciting and frightening.