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ATP WEEKLY TURTLE BULLETIN
No. 43, 26th August 2012
2. Lonesome George' could be coming ‘back to life'
SOURCE: http://www.digitaljournal.com - DATE: 20th August, 2012
"Lonesome George", the giant tortoise who died in June 2012 at his home in the Galapagos Islands, known as the last of Geochelone nigra abingdoni , could be cloned and "brought back to life" if scientists can apply advances in cryogenics to replicate the late reptile. Being the last of his kind, the death of the Giant Galapagos tortoise nicknamed "Lonesome George" meant the end of a line that goes back thousands of years. Now, scientists say there is a possibility to use frozen cells taken from Lonesome George shortly after his death on Pinta Island, Galapagos, and clone the reptile using procedures similar to those that allowed the replication of Dolly, the sheep.Link to this web article (English)