Liquid blood and urine are extracted from the frozen corpse of a horse killed in the Ice Age about 42,000 years ago in the Siberian region at Verheyansk, according to a report
Russian scientists have autopsy and removed body fluids from the missing a young horse they hope to clone, said Semen Grigoriev, head of the Mammoth Museum at Northeastern Federal University in Yakutsk, for CNN. in 2018, on the day the temperature collapsed to minus 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
An ancient animal seems to have been only two weeks old when it died, possibly by drowning, Grigoriev said. the horse's body was extremely well preserved, the body even without deformation, "he added. "Coat has also retained most of the body, especially the head and legs."
The preservation of coat is extremely rare, says Grigoriev.
"Now we can tell what color is the wave of
But the discovery of liquid blood and urine is even less common."
Grigoriyev said he knew only about another case in which liquid blood was found in an animal from the Pleistocene Age,
His team made this discovery in 201
the blood coagulates or even becomes a dust in the fossil remains from animals from the ice age, even if the corpse is kept looking good, "Grigoriev said." due to the mummification of moisture and other biological fluids, it gradually evaporates over thousands of years, even if the remains are in the everlasting frost, and the remains are best preserved if they are in the ice like our mammoth. "
of the Northeast Federal University work with scientists from the South Korean Research Foundation Sooam Biotech to cultivate the clones of the clone, although it was
Sooam leader Hawang Wu-suc said in 2004 that he successfully cloned human embryonic stem cells before to admit that he has falsified the findings.
"I think even the unique preservation of blood [of] is absolutely hopeless for the purposes of cloning, as the main blood cells – red blood cells or erythrocytes – do not have nuclei with DNA," says Grigoriev. we try to find intact cells in muscle tissue and internal organs, which are also very well preserved. "
The game will be exhibited in Japan next year as part of the Mammoth exhibition.