The Pyrenean ibex, a form of mountain goat, was deemed extinct in 2000. Using tissue recovered from its body, however, scientists were able to successfully clone this creature. Although the cloned ibex died shortly after birth due to physical defects, the event is considered a breakthrough in cloning and has raised hopes for cloning of other extinct species, such as the mammoth, and possibly even dinosaurs!
"I think this is an exciting advance as it does show the potential of being able to regenerate extinct species.
"Clearly there is some way to go before it can be used effectively, but the advances in this field are such that we will see more and more solutions to the problems faced."
From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by gabbierose.