Harvard University biologists decide to resurrect mammoths in two years

Harvard fellow biologist George Church studyingextinct species of animals, since 2015, has been involved in the Woolly Mammoth Revival project, within which it is going to resurrect a mammoth. The scientist emphasizes that it would be more correct to call such an animal an elephant with signs of a mammoth. Now scientists are sure that they can get an elephant with ears and hair similar to a mammoth, but they expect to get an embryo using the new CRISPR / Cas9 technology.

A team of specialists led by Church foundand introduced into the chromosomes of elephants 45 mammoth genes isolated from DNA that was preserved in permafrost - Naked Science writes about this with reference to the report of the scientist.

The first “mammoth” will develop in“Artificial uterus” - such a decision was made by scientists in order to avoid risk to the life of animals. Nevertheless, some Church colleagues have expressed doubts that such a method would be effective.

Church himself believes that the opportunity to resurrectThere are woolly mammoths, because scientists quite often find remains containing DNA in permafrost, which means that there will be no shortage of materials that could be comfortably worked with.

Russian agree with Harvard counterpartexperts who said a couple of years ago that mammoths could be cloned, but also made a reservation that elephant cages would have to be used for this, and a mammoth would have to carry a mammoth.