Photo: Semyon Grigoriev / northeastern Federal University
A team of scientists from Russia and South Korea stated that it can remove tissue samples from well-preserved body of the foal by the age of 42 thousands of years for subsequent cloning. It is reported by The Siberian Times.
The remains discovered in 2018 in Yakutia belong to 2-3-month-old foal Lena horse (Equus lenensis), who died when trapped natural origin. He survived the leather, wool, hooves, tail and internal organs due to the effect of permafrost. The research team believes that it will be possible to allocate cells with enough undamaged genetic material to in the future to “resurrect” an extinct species.
At the time of finding the mummified body of the foal was the most well-preserved of all the discovered remains of ancient horses. Attempts to extract cells will continue until the end of April 2019.
Earlier it was reported that a group of Japanese scientists has restored the activity of some cellular components, isolated from a mummified mammoth carcasses Yuki, who lived 28 million years ago. However, the full resurrection of the mammoth remains elusive.
Video, photo All from Russia.