Monday, 3 May 2010

Could Woolly Mammoths Walk The Earth Again?

Could woolly mammoths soon be walking on this planet again for the first time in around 10,000 years?  Scientists have been conducting a Jurassic Park-style experiment to extract DNA from a frozen woolly mammoth.  From this experiment they were able to reproduce the blood of this massive elephant-like creature with a thick, shaggy coat, and discovered that it contained a kind of anti-freeze that helped to keep the creatures warm in the blisteringly cold winters of the Ice Age.

The scientists believe that the technique that they have used could help to recreate proteins and body parts from other extincts animals, but being able to recreate a single protein from an animal from the Ice Age does not mean that they are yet able to create a whole, live animal.

Read the whole article on woolly mammoths and how woolly mammoths may be brought back from the dead

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