WOOLLY MAMMOTH COULD BE ON THE VERGE OF DE-EXTINCTION
A team from Harvard says a viable mammoth embryo is only two years away from becoming reality. It’s being created by taking a modern-day Asian elephant embryo and splicing in mammoth DNA from carcasses found in Siberia in 2014. The team has added 45 mammoth genes into what they’ve dubbed the ‘fuzzy mammophant’, including those that control the shaggy hair and small ears. The de-extinction process may have started, but don’t expect to see one in the wild any time soon.