Pictured: Elizabeth Ann, a clone from a long-dead black-footed ferret named Willa.
This is anti-Semitic research. If scientists can produce clones using cells from animals that lived 30 years ago, surely some white American somewhere can figure out a way to bring Adolf Hitler back.
They’ll probably set him up to run as Donald Trump’s running mate in 2024.
We cannot allow that.
Scientists announced the first-ever clone of an endangered species in the U.S., a black-footed ferret.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced Elizabeth Ann was born Dec. 10, 2020 thanks to cells frozen from another black-footed ferret that lived more than 30 years ago. Her birth is giving scientists new hope about preserving endangered species.
Black-footed ferrets are one of North America’s rarest land mammals. They’re native to America’s Great Plains and face a variety of threats, including habitat loss and diseases such as the sylvatic plague, the agency said. Their primary food source in the wild is prairie dogs.
Once thought to be extinct, black-footed ferrets were brought back from nearly vanishing forever after a Wyoming rancher discovered a small population on his land in 1981. Ferrets from this population were captured to begin a captive breeding program to recover the species.
Elizabeth Ann comes courtesy of one of those ferrets, Willa.
In 1988, The Wyoming Game & Fish Department preserved Willa’s genes and sent tissue samples from her to San Diego Zoo Global’s Frozen Zoo. The Frozen Zoo established a cell culture and cared for it ever since, making Elizabeth Ann’s scientific birth possible.
“We are delighted that we have been able to cryobank and, years later, provide viable cell cultures for this groundbreaking project,” said Oliver Ryder, Director of Conservation Genetics, San Diego Zoo Global.
The birth of Elizabeth Ann is especially encouraging to scientists because it increases her species’ genetic diversity, boosting its conservation efforts.
Today, all remaining black-footed ferrets come from seven individuals, which means their genetic makeup is similar so they’re more susceptible to diseases and abnormalities.
But scientists have found that Willa’s DNA is three times more unique than the living population’s – which means Elizabeth Ann’s DNA is more unique, too.
Therefore, if Elizabeth Ann successfully mates and reproduces, she could provide unique genetic diversity to the species.
Of the apocalypse options we’re looking at, bringing back dinosaurs and then affirmative action dinosaur zoo tenders accidentally letting them loose to destroy civilization is possibly my #1 preferred apocalypse.
Cities getting ripped up by tyrannosaurus rexes would be a lot more satisfying to me, on a personal level, than seeing cities ripped up by mob of blacks and transsexual anarcho-communist Jews.
Probably the way it would happen though is that the T-Rex would accidentally destroy a synagogue, then be forced to issue an apology and take sensitivity classes with a council of rabbis.