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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Not Election-Related, but Holy Shit!

posted by on November 4 at 13:06 PM


Scientists in Japan say they have successfully cloned a mouse from a body that had been frozen for 16 years, theoretically opening the door to a range of possibilities from preserving endangered animals, to resurrecting extinct animals to cloning Ted Williams.

And they laughed at my cryogenic chamber. They laughed!

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Well, I have always wanted to meet Robert Anton Wilson and Walt Disney.

Posted by Ice Age | November 4, 2008 1:11 PM

Let me know when they invent the Orb or the Orgazmotron.

Posted by elswinger | November 4, 2008 1:15 PM

A clone of you is not you, just somebody else with your genes.

Posted by stats | November 4, 2008 1:28 PM

Although, @3, I do recall reading a middling sci-fi novel a number of years ago that posited, if you could recreate the formative experiences of the host and effectively "direct" the psycho-emotional maturation of clone, you might have a shot at creating a very similar personality; again, not OF the original, but very much like the original.

Posted by COMTE | November 4, 2008 1:38 PM

Why would you clone Tad Williams?

Posted by Peggy | November 4, 2008 1:42 PM

I know Jurassic Park ended badly and all - but I still think we should give it a go.

Posted by Dougsf | November 4, 2008 1:42 PM

Jesus Christ, Paul, it just means the mouse's DNA was preserved, it's not cryogenic suspension of a living individual.

Posted by Ivan Cockrum | November 4, 2008 2:09 PM

Exactly. What Ivan said.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 4, 2008 4:13 PM

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