Woolly Mammoths Could Walk The Earth Once More

March 25, 2015 9:07 PM

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A team from Harvard University spliced mammoth DNA into living elephant cells, which may mean that one day we will see woolly mammoths walking the Earth. Bringing back extinct species may sound like science fiction, but the researchers claim to be able to do just that, writes Mary Nichols for Design & Trend.

In order to bring back the woolly mammoth, the researchers replicated the genes which differentiate elephants from their shaggy forebears, including bigger ears, fur and extra layers of fat, before inserting them into the genetic code of an Asian elephant. The Asian elephant is the closest living re...

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