An anonymous reader writes “Last year Russian researchers discovered a well-preserved mammoth thigh bone and announced plans to clone a mammoth from the bone marrow within — and they just signed a deal with South Korea’s Sooam Biotech Research Foundation to bring the project to fruition. The Sooam scientists plan to implant the nucleus of a woolly mammoth cell into an elephant egg in order to to create a mammoth embryo, which would then be placed in an elephant womb. ‘This will be a really tough job,’ Soaam reasearcher Hwang In-Sung said, ‘but we believe it is possible because our institute is good at cloning animals.'” Not to be confused with a similar mammoth effort at mammoth-cloning at Kyoto University.
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