May 28, 2002
Save That Tiger!

Here's an interesting article about breakthroughs the Australian Musem has acheived in attempting to clone a Tasmanian Tiger (a really cool marsupial that died out in 1936). Looks like they've still got a long way to go, but they've made significant progress.

Posted by scott at May 28, 2002 11:39 AM

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Why aren't baby Tasmania Tigers called kittens instead of pups? Let us hope they don't decide to try this with some sort of huge Dinosauer, there could be some very unpleasant surprises in store with this research.

Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

Posted by: Pat Johnson on May 28, 2002 01:30 PM

When you see pix of them they look more like really long-nosed wolves than cats.

This tiger thing is a real unique opportunity because they have several whole infant and preborn specimens. Lots of stem cell stuff. With dinosaurs right now they're lucky if they get just tiny fragments of DNA, let alone something even approaching enough to build a whole critter.

Posted by: scott on May 28, 2002 03:34 PM

thatsh sooo kewl! I have stripes on my elbows and shpots on my toes! and chocolate chiphs all overrr my bellly!

Posted by: Ted the Cat on May 28, 2002 04:42 PM

You tell 'em Ted! Dinosaurs don't want to build a whole critter I hope.

Posted by: Ted's Grandma on May 28, 2002 07:04 PM
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