Woolly Mammoth DNA Successfully Inserted into Asian Elephant Cells, Mastodon Could 'De-Extinct'

March 26, 2015 8:52 AM

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The woolly mammoth might get another day in the sun.

Harvard University researchers have inserted woolly mammoth genes into living cells from an Asian elephant... with success! The Asian elephant is the hairy giant's closest known relative that remains on the earth since the woolly mammoth went extinct more than 4,000 years ago.

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