Scientist Hopes to Clone a Woolly Mammoth

21 Jan

A scientist in Tokyo says a breakthrough in cloning technology will allow him to bring the long-extinct woolly mammoth back to life in as little as four years.

Akira Iritani, a professor at Kyoto University, says the technological issues have been overcome and all he needs now is “a good sample of soft tissue from a frozen mammoth.” An adult African Elephant will serve as the surrogate mother to the new mammoth.

Iritani says he needs two years before implanting the elephant, followed by a 600-day gestation period.

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