The woolly mammoth was a very large elephant-like mammal that lived on Earth several thousand years ago.
Some mammoths grew to be four meters high
and the largest weighed almost nine tons.
Both male and female mammoths had very large tusks
and walked on every continent
except Australia and South America.
Sadly, these giant creatures became extinct.
The last mammoths lived as recently as 4,000 years ago
and their well-preserved bodies
can be found frozen in the tundra of Siberia.
Because their bodies were so well protected
from decay in the permafrost,
their genetic material remained intact.
Scientists at Harvard University are researching ways
to bring the mammoth back to life.
According to these researchers,
it is possible to program the Asian elephants’ genes
with a mammoth’s genetic material.
This is can be done
because of a recent scientific developments in gene editing using a new tool called Crispr.
Crispr allows scientists to cut out specific genes
and replace them with different ones.
that we will see a living mammoth in less than 10 years.
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Bringing the Mammoth Back
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