‘De-extinctify’ the woolly mammoth

Scientists are on the brink of resurrecting the ancient beast, Vanished 4.000 years ago. Most of the mammoth’s genome sequence has been decoded, which means that a genetic blueprint for making a mammoth is available. Whit this information, and a lot of genetic engineering, is possible to change parts of the elephant genome in order to make a mammoth. It’s a matter of cutting out and replacing specific genes. So, resurrected mammoths no longer seem the stuff of fantasy. The Guardian. Feb 2017.