The woolly mammoth might return!
Greetings, dear readers. I read the other day on Time (and you can too, at least today, here) that, up in the frozen tundra of Siberia, may lay the key to cloning a live woolly mammoth. The hitch, that is, the lynchpin on this cloning gig is the fact that the scientists would need a living cell – they can see genetic code from samples found, but a living cell’s nucleus is the necessary ingredient for a clone. Said ingredient could be placed in an elephant embryo, and yield a living, breathing woolly mammoth.
Why Siberia? The same reason you’re keeping that side of beef in your freezer. As it’s frozen year-round, there’s a chance that a still-living mammoth cell could be found, and therein lies the opportunity for ele-fun as it where.