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Resurrecting the Extinct Frog With a Stomach for a Womb


Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, extinct, frog, resurrection, research, science, goodnews )

Giana
- 710 days ago - phenomena.nationalgeographic.com
Two years ago, Mike Archer from the University of New South Wales looked down a microscope and saw that a single fertilised frog egg had divided in two. Then, it did it again. And again.



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Suheyla C. (233)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:32 am
Thank you
 

Sheila S. (68)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:16 pm
According to the the author, "Some of the arguments against de-extinction donít apply to the gastric brooding frog," but I for one, think the jury is still out on that one. It's one thing to keep a creature from becoming extinct, quite another to "resurrect" it after the fact. Especially if the cause(s) of the demise are still active.
 

D D. (102)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:26 pm
Interesting article...thanks.
 

Margaret Paddock (17)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:39 pm
Interesting, thank you. I hope he succeeds if only to perhaps stave the extinction of other species although I have no idea where elephants and tigers are going to live since man has not the heart or intelligence to give them room.
 

Natasha Salgado (592)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:42 pm
Very interesting but i simply don't agree with bringing back any extinct species.Thanks Gianna.
 

Spirit Spider (86)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 10:12 pm
Hmmmm very interesting.
 

Glenn Byrnes (193)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:20 am
Noted.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:41 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Christeen Anderson (590)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:44 pm
Quite interesting. Thank you.
 

cynthia B. (241)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:09 pm
I don't agree with bringing back extinct species. They went extinct for a reason and yes some from man's stupidity and carelessness. So, they want to start small with frogs and ease peoples fears hmm but what would be the purpose other than money to bring back wooly mammoths or such Bring back Extinct creatures that no longer have a habitat to live in would be very inhumane and cruel, besides dangerous
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:20 pm
Thank you, Gianna, for the fascinating article. It would be wonderful if we could use this kind of expertise to prevent extinctions in the first place.
 

janet f. (31)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:03 pm
Seems to me lie these frogs were doing just fine until humans decided to "study" them and then they disappeared. Sound familiar?
 

cathie S. (154)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:47 pm
NOTED TYVM
 

Sherri G. (119)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:49 pm
Interesting Article and piece of science. The part that I found most interesting was the frog that could stop HCL acid in its stomach to carry and then give birth using the stomach as a womb. As one who suffers with stomach problems caused by stomach acid I would welcome a solution to stop the build up of stomach acid. Now with that said the question whether or not to close and extinct species I don't know. I have to think about that.
 

Anita R. (2)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:47 am
I hope they succeed. There appears to be no harm done to anything else in this process.
 

Ruth S. (302)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 8:42 am
People, stop trying to play GOD!
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:10 pm
Noted. Interesting info. Thanks, Giana.
 
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