Over a decade after the death of famed author and psychonaut Hunter S. Thompson, a small part of his legacy might find new life. On Sunday, Anita Thompson announced that she was partnering with a cannabis company to clone her deceased husband's favourite strains and sell them to the public.
Tagged With cloning
Physicists at The Australian National University and University of Queensland have produced near-perfect clones of quantum information using a new method to surpass previous cloning limits.
The new cloning method uses high performance optical amplifiers to clone light encoded with quantum information — and it is possible this technique could allow quantum encryption to be implemented with existing fibre optic infrastructure.
It's been 20 years since the birth of Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult. Because Dolly died prematurely, scientists have worried that cloning accelerates the ageing process. But a new analysis of 13 cloned sheep — including a batch of Dolly's genetic duplicates — shows that this isn't the case.
In 2013, the world's first lab-grown burger was unveiled to the world. It carried a $US330,000 price tag, and apparently, it wasn't all that tasty. But the scientists behind the idea have been hard at work, and artificial meat that's both cost-effective and palatable may arrive sooner than we think.
Before there was the cow, there was the auroch, a sinewy beast that roamed Eurasia by the millions. And over thousands of years, humans bred the creature into the millions of milk-and-steak-machines we have today. The last auroch, however, died in the 17th century. A group of scientists now want to bring back the auroch by selectively breeding modern cows — domestication, but in reverse.
Ever since Dolly the sheep was cloned eighteen years ago, scientists have been trying and failing to use that same technique to create cloned human embryos from adult cells. Now, they have finally succeeded, in what could a major step toward personalised organ transplants and other therapies that rely on a pool of stem cells.
A new study suggests the worst possible news for fans of Jurassic Park: it’s not possible to isolate DNA from amber-preserved insects. Could be a hurdle for Aussie mining magnate and likely MP, Clive Palmer's plans to clone a dinosaur and build a real-life Jurassic park in Queensland. He's already got approvals.
The 2500-year-old Ankerwycke Yew, which sits near a medieval nunnery in Southern England, has borne witness to some serious history. It shaded the King of England during the signing of the Magna Carta. It was a favourite meeting spot of Anne Boleyn and King Henry. And it’s likely going to see a whole lot more, after the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive finishes cloning it.
For those not familiar with the CV of mining billionaire Clive Palmer, you could be forgiven for thinking this sounds a bit out there, but sources close to the man himself are reporting that Palmer wants to clone a dinosaur from DNA and release it in his resort in Coolum, Queensland. Welcome...to Jurassic Palmer.
Scientists have been trying to clone woolly mammoths for years, but now they're really close. So close that in five years you may see herds of this gigantic beast — one of our favourite extinct prehistoric animals of all time.
The big news back in the day was sequencing the human genome. It was a long, laborious process, and the resulting document was hardly a page-turner, but it meant that if someone had the right technology they could reconstruct human DNA from scratch. They could build a human. Now they can build a whole lot of things.
Whether you think it's cool and futuristic or gross and immoral, cloning can yield leaner, healthier livestock. And the Times reports that some cloned meat and dairy products are already thought to be lining Old World supermarket shelves.