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The dogs that grew wool and the people who love them

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  1. Tardigrade
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    Thanks for sharing that. It's really cool to see different animals filling the same purpose in different parts of the world.

    Thanks for sharing that. It's really cool to see different animals filling the same purpose in different parts of the world.

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    Wulfsta
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    Excuse me for my lack of bio knowledge, but can the remains of this breed of dog be cloned into a living animal? Is this sort of study a worthwhile endeavor?

    Excuse me for my lack of bio knowledge, but can the remains of this breed of dog be cloned into a living animal? Is this sort of study a worthwhile endeavor?

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    1. SuperGracchiBros
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      I'm also no scientist, but I think it depends how much the DNA has decayed. If they can find intact strands in the fibres, they might be able to breed it back by combining it with related dog...

      I'm also no scientist, but I think it depends how much the DNA has decayed. If they can find intact strands in the fibres, they might be able to breed it back by combining it with related dog breeds. It wouldn't be a perfect clone.
      I think that'd be worthwhile, especially because it gives the peoples a link to their pre-colonial past. Ultimately, I think it's their decision.

      2 votes