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Bringing back the woolly mammoth back to life. The frozen corpse of a baby mammoth from the Siberian steppes has pushed open the doors to the cloning of long-extinct species. But is it right?

Baby it’s you: Scientists inspect the carcass of a baby mammoth in the Arctic city of Salekhard
Baby it’s you: Scientists inspect the carcass of a baby mammoth in the Arctic city of Salekhard


2011-03-29 - Osaka, Japan
Now Japanese scientists believe they may be just four years away from resurrecting something far more impressive – the woolly mammoth. The feat is all down to the discovery of mammoths preserved in the Siberian permafrost and the revolutionary cloning of a mouse – usually portrayed as an elephant’s nemesis. The project to bring back a real life ‘manny’ from Ice Age extinction is being led by researchers at Kinki University in Osaka, Japan.



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