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De-extinction of the wooly mammoth by 2028? Colossal Biosciences plans to combine DNA from ancient species with living Asian elephants to birth a calf that could live on tribal land

The last woolly mammoths died out about 4,000 years ago, but if the folks at Colossal Biosciences have their way, a calf will be born by 2028.  Scientists at the company aim to rebuild the woolly mammoth genome using samples from unearthed specimens, filling in the gaps with DNA from modern Asian elephants.  They then …

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De-extinction of the wooly mammoth by 2028? Colossal Biosciences plans to combine DNA from ancient species with living Asian elephants to birth a calf that could live on tribal land

Colossal’s scientists are working to recreate the woolly mammoth genome If successful, they would use Asian elephants as surrogate mothers The company plans to monetize some of the technologies it develops in the process READ MORE: Scientists one step closer to recreating extinct species after breakthrough involving Tasmanian tiger The last woolly mammoths died out about …