Mammoth to be cloned

Russische und japanische Wissenschaftler wollen innerhalb von fünf Jahren ein Mammut klonen, nachdem der Klimawandel im August Permafrost-Boden in Sibirien freigelegt hat und dort gut erhaltenes Knochenmark gefunden wurde. Jurassic Park next.

Within 5 years, a woolly mammoth will likely be cloned, according to scientists who have just recovered well-preserved bone marrow in a mammoth thigh bone. Japan's Kyodo News first reported the find. […]

Russian scientist Semyon Grigoriev, acting director of the Sakha Republic's mammoth museum, and colleagues are now analyzing the marrow, which they extracted from the mammoth's femur, found in Siberian permafrost soil.

Grigoriev and his team, along with Japan's Kinki University, have announced that they will launch a joint research project next year aimed at recreating the enormous mammal, which went extinct around 10,000 years ago.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH TO BE CLONED, Japan, Russia see chance to clone mammoth (Bild: Woolly mammoth [Mammuthus primigenius] von Mauricio Antón)