Everyone keeps asking scientists when they’re going to clone a woolly mammoth. It’s not the easiest thing to do, but they are working on it! Trace is here to discuss with you how we’re planning on bringing back extinct animals, and how recent discoveries are helping this process.
Despite Mammoth Blood, Cloning Still Unlikely
“Despite the recent discovery of a stunningly preserved mammoth, the odds of scientists using it to clone a real-life mammoth anytime soon are still low, experts say.”
The Mammoth Cometh
“Bringing extinct animals back to life is really happening – and it’s going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad.”
De-extinction: Mammoth prospect, or just woolly?
“Some scientists are now seriously considering the possibility of bringing back extinct animals. But can it be done, and if so, what would be the use?”
Sequencing the Nuclear Genome of the Extinct Woolly Mammoth
“In 1994, two independent groups extracted DNA from several Pleistocene epoch mammoths and noted differences among individual specimens.”
Cloning a Mammoth
“The possibility of bringing extinct animals back to life has fascinated people for years. While something like Jurassic Park is unlikely, Pleistocene Park just got one step closer to becoming a reality. One day, mammoths may walk the Earth again.”
“Our experiences have told us that, with a little work, we humans can clone just about anything we want, from frogs to sheep—and probably even ourselves.”
Species Revival: Should We Bring Back Extinct Animals?
“The Tasmanian tiger—known as a thylacine—is one of many exinct species at the center of the de-extinction debate.”
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