Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Woolly Mammoth Cloning

Imagine a world where giant elephant-like beasts roam the vast plains of North America.

Perhaps someday this will be more than a long-lost memory. Perhaps within our lifetimes we will see this for ourselves.

An effort is currently underway to extract the DNA from a preserved woolly mammoth carcass, inject it into the living egg of a living elephant, and clone the long-extinct beast.

I don't have to point out how good of an idea this is.

Preferably, once the revived trunk enthusiasts have a viable breeding population, they can be re-introduced into the wild, so that they might reclaim their place in the food chain.

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