The plan is to create a woolly mammoth-elephant hybrid.
The bones date back 10,000 years, to the end of the last Ice Age.
The animals could play a key role in slowing climate change.
Our long-lost friends the mammoths could very well suffer "de-extinction" and begin repopulating certain parts of the planet again. That's good news for mammoths, I guess, but not such great news for the female elephants forced to act as mammoth-hybrid surrogates.
The Nerds join Josh to discuss how scientists could possibly bring back the Woolly Mammoth.
For the study, the researchers analyzed bits and pieces of highly fragmented DNA from the specimens of two male mammoths
"We have the rule -- if we find something, we stop the work and call the bosses," one of the workers, Vladimir Bednyakov
Scientists are one step closer to cloning a woolly mammoth, thanks to the results of a new autopsy conducted on a remarkably
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However, an unexpected challenge to her proposal has arisen in the form of two Republican state senators, Sen. Kevin Bryant
Despite the small sample of bones studied, the number was surprising. In modern elephants, the researchers found, only about
They also analyzed the DNA found in the gut contents and fossilized poop, or coprolites, of eight Pleistocene beasts — woolly
"This is the first relatively complete mammoth carcass -- that is, a body with soft tissues preserved -- to show evidence