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Woolly Mammoth Update!

Yesterday’s post about woolly mammoth DNA researcher Stephan Schuster was just the beginning. Today, Penn State Live is reporting that Schuster and colleague Webb Miller, Professor of Biology, Computer Science, and Engineering, will be appearing on tonight’s CBS Evening News and tomorrow morning’s Good Morning America to talk about their findings. All this publicity means […]

Woolly Mammoths Alive and Well?

Yes folks. The woolly mammoth, that elephantine beast with flowing hair that last walked the Earth during the last Ice Age, could be making a comeback in the near future. Recent work by Penn State biochemistry professor Stephan Schuster has aided the cause by determining most of the genetic code of the famed mammoth. But […]

Do You Like Mammoths? Of Course You Do!

The Penn State scientists responsible for mapping the Woolly Mammoth genome will be featured in a segment on 60 Minutes tonight.


If you're back at school by then, it will air at 7:00 p.m. on WTAJ Channel 10. Update: The episode aired a few hours ago. The video is included after the jump. Watch my dream of actually being able to order Mammoth Ribs come one step closer to reality.


For more info on the project itself, check out our past coverage here, here and here.

More Mammoth News

They’ve done it! Stephen Schuster and his amigos have successfully sequenced the full wooly mammoth genome, which comes in at over four billion DNA bases. Webb Miller said, We have shown that it’s possible for small groups of scientists to sequence entire genomes. The group responsible for the sequencing was still mum on whether or […]

Cover Story: Valley Magazine Needs a Cover Story?

Valley, Penn State’s life and style magazine, is currently searching for its Spring 2010 cover story. Apparently they can’t really find someone to write about. Maybe they’re lazy? Maybe it’s just what I like to call passive research, where you let the research come to you. For example, my U.S. Cultures term paper topic was […]

PSU People make Time Magazine’s Top 100

Tour guides frequently say that one in every 720 Americans is a graduate of Penn State. But it’s hard to wrap your mind around the influence of Penn State alumni until you see something like this. Time Magazine recently named its world-wide Top 100 most influential people in 2009, and Onward State wants to congratulate […]

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