Bring back the Wooly Mammoth? Have we learned nothing from the bunny rabbit?

The Woolly Mammoth at the Royal BC Museum, Victoria, British Columbia. (wikicommons)

It came out this week that Japanese and Russian scientists have recovered viable bone marrow from the frozen thigh bone of a Wooly Mammoth, recovered in Siberian permafrost soil. They plan to use it to clone the prehistoric beast. You got it: they want to bring back the Wooly Mammoth. Obviously the first thing that comes to mind is a real life Jurassic Park.┬áVelociraptors and T-Rexs and giant hairy elephants on the loose? Brrrr. Scary. But let's assume that the Wooly Mammoth comes back … [Read more...]


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