“Paleontologists dream about getting to see the species they dig up fully fleshed out and ‘doing what they do’ naturally,” writes Katie Slivensky, a paleontology expert at the Museum of Science, Boston.
“Fleshing out” mammoths is exactly what some scientists are trying to do now.
Akira Iritani, a scientist from Kyoto University, has been working for years to clone mammoths. And Hwang Woo-Suk, a South Korean scientist, intends to bring a mammoth back to life in six years, per the agreement he signed with Russia’s North-Eastern Federal University in March.
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