Woolly Mammoth Clones Are Closer Than You Think
Scientists say they are very close to being able to clone or create a woolly mammoth hybrid with Asian elephants. The mammoth DNA was extracted from two in Siberia that died about 20,000 – 60,000 years ago. The scientists discovered that the mammoths and Asian elephants share a common ancestor only 5 million years ago, which is not much in the evolutionary time scale. The next step is to splice a handful of mammoth genes into Asian elephant cells to create a creature that looks and behaves much like a mammoth. Now that we know they can do it, has anyone contacted Jeff Goldblum to ask if they should do it?
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