Tuesday, July 25, 2017

We Could Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth. Here's How.


A museum worker checks the hair on this woolly mammoth replica.

Jurassic Park imagined a future in which it was possible to bring dinosaurs back to life. Now, that fiction may become reality as geneticists seek to resurrect the woolly mammoth.
These Ice Age herbivores, whose closest living relatives are the Asian elephant, lived on several northern continents and had a thick, furry coat that protected against the extreme cold.

The shaggy animals went extinct about 4,000 years ago, but the current revolution in genetics—which is combating aging, eradicating diseases, and even allowing parents to create "designer babies"—may change that. (Read how to resurrect lost species.)...http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/woolly-mammoths-extinction-cloning-genetics/

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