George Church and Ben Lamm have announced Colossal, a company with the explicit goal of de-extincting woolly mammoths.
Yuka the woolly mammoth died a long time ago, but scientists gave her cells a short second life in mouse egg cells.
They died of thirst on a remote Alaskan island.
We had some help from climate change.
“Compared to other animals we have a disproportionately heavy hand, and a huge impact.”
Cloning a mammoth is something we could “realize within decades."
A CT scanner revealed the baby mammoths still had milk in their stomachs when they died.
Mammoth genes have been transferred into Asian elephant cells to create a mammoth-like elephant.