Should we clone a mammoth?

| | July 15, 2013

Last week the most recently discovered carcass of a mammoth was revealed to the public in Yokohama, Japan.

The female mammoth, thought to have been around 50 when she died, had lain frozen in the ground for tens of thousands of years. Yet she still had hair, muscle tissue, and possibly blood. Samples have now been sent to South Korea, where scientists say they are planning to use them to clone a mammoth, though the proposal is considered to be highly controversial.

Read the full article here: The quest is to clone a mammoth. The question is: should we do it?

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