Popular Science News | Mammoths May Become Un-Extinct

Popular Science News – Mammoths are currently extinct because there are no surviving living specimens but that may soon change. Russian scientists have found the well preserved remains of a woolly mammoth in a remote part of Siberia, along with DNA which may be able to be cloned.

The remains were found in a tunnel dug by locals searching for rare and valuable mammoth bone. A previous find, discovered in the same region two years ago, along with an ancient bison and a horse, lacked living cells. Many attempts have been made to clone cells since the 1990s but so far none of these attempts have succeeded.

To determine whether the cells are living, they will be examined by a South Korean scientist, Hwang Woo Suk, whose has managed to successfully clone several animals, including the world’s first commercial dog cloning.

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