Mammoth Cloning

mammothI saw this article and amazing photo of a baby mammoth that was found in Siberia. It really is amazing because it is so well preserved. Click here to see the photo.

What caught my eye was this tidbit, however:

Despite the inherent difficulties, Dr Agenbroad remains optimistic about the potential for cloning.

“When we got the Jarkov mammoth [found frozen in Taimyr, Siberia, in 1997], the geneticists told me: ‘if you can get us good DNA, we’ll have a baby mammoth for you in 22 months’,” he told BBC News.

Now that would be cool! Imagine a mammoth (cloned) walking in a zoo. Now that’s the ultimate attraction for a zoo keeper. Apparently though, it’s really difficult (no kidding).

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