Scientists in South Korea are attempting to use the DNA taken from blood and fresh samples of a 40,000 year-old (albeit well-preserved) woolly mammoth corpse to clone one and BRING IT BACK TO LIFE.
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via a-z animals
Sound crazy? Perhaps. But with the success that South Korean biotech company Sooam Biotech has had cloning dogs
, they decided why not make the jump to huge extinct animals.
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The company would most likely attempt to gestate the clone in an elephant, that being the closest species to the woolly mammoth today.
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via Daily Caller
You may remember Sooam as the company that will clone your dog
for you (for a hefty price).
What WILL they think of next?
Featured Image via Reddit and International Business Times
h/t to CBC