By Lindsay Gloor
February 17, 2017
A workforce of scientists at Harvard told The Guardian they’re getting near bringing the woolly mammoth again to life, however not in the best way you may anticipate.
By splicing mammoth genes for options like lengthy, shaggy hair and chilly-tailored blood into Asian elephant DNA, the group hopes to create a hybrid creature just like the extinct big mammal.
Woolly mammoths disappeared from the planet roughly four,000 years in the past, and their potential return is controversial.
Whereas Harvard undertaking chief George Church believes resurrecting the mammoth ensures a future for the endangered Asian elephant and will assist battle local weather change, others are concerned about draining assets for animals that need assistance now.
Church admits his workforce nonetheless has two years to go earlier than the “mammophant” embryo is even a actuality, and a number of other extra years after that till the creatures might roam the earth.