Chinese researchers clone an Arctic wolf in ‘landmark’…

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Chinese researchers clone an Arctic wolf in ‘landmark’ conservation project

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  1. Cool, now do the Asiatic Lion I recently heard about and will be emotionally invested in until I forget in a couple of weeks.

  2. “If you think that technology will solve your problems then you don’t understand technology and you don’t understand your problems”

  3. The problem with cloning wildlife is that it does damn all for genetic diversity.

    that, and the reason there’s an extinction crisis in the first place is because we’re destroying the wild habitats, so there’s a vanishingly small space for the animals to live in and clones taking up that space will only make it worse, not better.

    What we *should* be doing is establishing protected habitats for species to live in, even if it’s outside their normal range, and then using genetic recombination techniques to recombine chromosomes from individuals of that species, before creating non-identical clones.

  4. Imagine if we bring back Dodo’s only to discover that they truly are the most delicious thing in existence and then eat them into extinction again.

  5. Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.

  6. “Conservation Project” orchestrated by the Chinese? Wake up fucktards, what do you think they are doing? Let’s call this what it is, “Research and Development” – make no mistakes this is just the beginning of what will be an ethics issue soon.

  7. captive breeding without environmental conservation is an exercise in futility and hurtful to animals in and of itself. i feel bad for these beagles and other animals forced to be a part of this experiment, their bodies and autonomy violated to reproduce against their will. plus to live in captivity as a test subject for human tinkering

    also, the conservation angle is known to be a overblown and facetious tactic. that this project was done in collaboration with an animal theme park belies probably more of the standard profit motive. lots of lies and bad practices around zoos and places like that despite their PR

  8. What application does this have for conservation? The genetic diversity is literally zero, completely non-existent.

    I understand the reality of this “research” team and their real objective, I just hate that OP chose to title this they way they did. Don’t give them the credit/facade of real conservation