By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:33
Archaeologists suggest that Paleo-Indians, known as Clovis culture, feasted on ancient ancestors of elephants called gomphothere. Archaeologists have discovered 13,400 years Clovis weapons along with the bones of gomphothere from a ranch in northwestern Sonora, Mexico.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 06/28/2016 - 04:51
That's what Harvard synthetic biologist George Church is doing with woolly mammoths. Using a genome editing technique known as CRISPR, Church is working on inserting three key genes from woolly mammoths into Asian elephant cells, with the hope of eventually creating a hybrid between the two that will ideally be more mammoth-like than elephant-like.
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By Archiver
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 02:42

African elephants have the largest number of olfactory receptor genes known in mammals, nearly twice as many as dogs have, and five times more than humans. The large mammals’ extensive repertoire of receptors spans almost 2,000 genes, according to a study published yesterday (July 22) in Genome Research.  

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By Archiver
Thu, 10/11/2018 - 05:05

Throughout history, the elephant has played an important role in human economies, religion, and culture. The immense size, strength, and stature of this largest living land animal has intrigued people of many cultures for hundreds of years.

In Asia, elephants have served as beasts of burden in war and peace. Some civilizations have regarded elephants as gods, and they have been symbols of royalty for some.

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By Archiver
Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:26

Kinds of elephants: is one of the videos from the series created by https://howmuchdoesanelephantweigh.com, elephant charity shop, where you can purchase cool elephant themed items while donating to an elephant rescue organization if you want to help elephants. How much do elephants weigh? Are elephants endangered? Where do elephants come from?

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