Mammoth Cloning!

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

A small wooly mammoth was discovered in Siberia in 2010. After being frozen for 28,000 years, scientists extracted muscle cells from the mammoth in hopes to clone the animal. Japanese scientists transplanted the nuclei of cells into living mouse cells. What happened? Did they grow a wooly mammoth mouse? Nope. Although the mouse cells reacted to the strange DNA and started to have an impact, the cells did not replicate. Too much of the mammoth DNA was damaged. What next, and why do we want to make a mammoth? See and read more at: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/resurrecting-woolly-mammoth-cells-dna



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