A New Company Wants To Resurrect The Woolly Mammoth Using DNA Splicing

A New Company Wants To Resurrect The Woolly Mammoth Using DNA Splicing

Scientists Say They Could Bring Back Woolly Mammoths. But Maybe They Shouldn't Using recovered DNA to "genetically resurrect" an extinct species — the central idea behind the Jurassic Park films — may be moving closer to reality with the creation this week of a new company that aims to bring back woolly mammoths thousands of years after the last of the giants disappeared from the Arctic tundra. Flush with a $15 million infusion of funding, Harvard University genetics professor George Church, known for his pioneering work in genome sequencing and gene splicing, hopes the company, in the bold words of its news release, can usher in an era when mammoths "walk the Arctic tundra again." He and other researchers also hope that a revived species can play a role in …
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