Discovery of liquid mammoth blood fuels cloning hopes

Woolly mammoth
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Scientists say they have found both blood and muscle tissue – perfectly preserved in the ice – from a Siberian mammoth.

The discovery sparked a hotly contested debate on whether scientists should try to recreate the extinct species using DNA. The Russian team from Yakutsk that made the find is working in a partnership with South Korean scientists who are actively seeking to bring the mammoth back to life.

Read the full story here: Exclusive: The first pictures of blood from a 10,000 year old Siberian woolly mammoth

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