It was a discovery of mammoth proportions. On Wednesday, Russian scientists reported that they had extracted blood from a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth carcass discovered frozen in the Arctic. The researchers estimated that the prehistoric mammal was about 60 when it died, according to a statement issued by North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk.
(Story continues below) By replacing the nuclei of egg cells from an elephant with those taken from the mammoth's somatic
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Though the study began in 1997, the researchers were unable to determine how to safely extract DNA until a 2008 experiment