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Scientist's Unearth extinct 42,000-year-old mummified foal that still has liquid blood

Despite the craving for science buffs and Jurassic Park enthusiasts everywhere, people have not really thought about how to get extinct species back to life. With species leaving the planet for good anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 times, it is natural grade, some researchers can hope for some good news on the cloning front. But even though they still have not decided whether it is an opportunity on the horizon, the Siberian researchers recently made a discovery that could change everything we know about prehistoric DNA animals and could mean a hope of future cloning. In August 2018, researchers discovered a mummified foal in the Batagaika crater in Yakutia, northern Russia. The people, who belong to an extinct species of horse, are estimated to be about 42,000 years old, but despite their impressive age, it has an incredible secret. Posted by The Siberian Times Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Liquid blood was found in the remaining 42,000-year-old mummified Foalhttps: //t.co/fmNUf1w28W pic.twitter.com/oXH5CF2C8N – IFLScience (@IFLScience) April 17, 2019 The foal was just a few weeks old when it died, and it was buried in soft clay that froze with the baby still completely intact. The burial ground was such a "favorable environment" by a scientist, that it kept the horse perfectly preserved both inside and out. Now, researchers have been able to study everything from the hair to the organs, which were in perfect condition – and most importantly – still contained liquid blood and urine. There was so much blood left…

Despite the craving for science buffs and Jurassic Park enthusiasts everywhere, people have not really thought about how to get extinct species back to life.

With species leaving the planet for good anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 times, it is natural grade, some researchers can hope for some good news on the cloning front. But even though they still have not decided whether it is an opportunity on the horizon, the Siberian researchers recently made a discovery that could change everything we know about prehistoric DNA animals and could mean a hope of future cloning.

In August 2018, researchers discovered a mummified foal in the Batagaika crater in Yakutia, northern Russia. The people, who belong to an extinct species of horse, are estimated to be about 42,000 years old, but despite their impressive age, it has an incredible secret.

Posted by The Siberian Times Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The foal was just a few weeks old when it died, and it was buried in soft clay that froze with the baby still completely intact. The burial ground was such a “favorable environment” by a scientist, that it kept the horse perfectly preserved both inside and out. Now, researchers have been able to study everything from the hair to the organs, which were in perfect condition – and most importantly – still contained liquid blood and urine.

There was so much blood left in the horse that scientists could collect whole bottles from the heart vessels, double the “oldest blood in the world” and store it to test for DNA cloning for the species.

According to the Siberian Times, the ultimate goal of finding a way to clone successful ancient DNA, which enables them to clone the species using a living horse species. From there, they can hopefully learn to clone other prehistoric and extinct animals – including animals such as wool mothers.

Of course, there are still some setbacks. Researchers have made 20 attempts to successfully clone the DNA so far, and have not succeeded yet. It is also about whether they will be able to find the same DNA from other animals that they want to clone, even if they find out how to achieve their final goal with this foal.

Posted by The Siberian Times on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Posted by The Siberian Times on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The implications of what they found, however, are huge. The organs inside the foal were all still in such good condition that they would make a perfect study, giving scientists a wealth of information about the species they discovered. It can lead to further discoveries about evolution and the earth itself, especially if they can determine more about diet, growth or atmospheric conditions from the horse’s organs.

It’s not really a T-Rex being held on a theme park island, but for the growth of science it’s a pretty amazing discovery!

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