Can we grow woolly mammoths in the labs?



Thursday, 2. March 2017

George Church, at Harvard University, has announced that he believes he is just two years away from creating a hybrid woolly mammoth embryo. The end goal is to develop a mammoth embryo into a fetus, and to take it to full term, he told New Scientist.

As for why we would want to bring back the woolly mammoth, Church says the move could secure an alternative future for endangered Asian elephant, and could also help combat global warming. “They keep the tundra from thawing by punching through snow and allowing cold air to come in,” says Church.

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