Time to get your Velociraptor coverage   2 comments

Now, while it’s still cheap… before our dinosaur overlords are cloned.

The Pyrenean ibex, a form of wild mountain goat, was officially declared extinct in 2000 when the last-known animal of its kind was found dead in northern Spain.

Shortly before its death, scientists preserved skin samples of the goat, a subspecies of the Spanish ibex that live in mountain ranges across the country, in liquid nitrogen.

Using DNA taken from these skin samples, the scientists were able to replace the genetic material in eggs from domestic goats, to clone a female Pyrenean ibex, or bucardo as they are known. It is the first time an extinct animal has been cloned.


Posted February 3, 2009 by padraic2112 in noise, science

2 responses to “Time to get your Velociraptor coverage

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  1. My velociraptor coverage is up to date. It’s my dodo coverage I need to check on…

  2. Look, I can’t afford both Robot coverage AND Velociraptor coverage, can’t I get some sort of carnivorous animal rider added to my existing policy?

    Also, It is no problem for those of us who know hammer, as he will provide his close friends with solid state “Dino-lasers”.

    You are also missing the potential upside to this! X-Games 2012 Velociraptor rodeo!!!

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