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Harvard Geneticist Inserts Woolly Mammoth Genes Into Elephant Cells Using CRISPR

Researchers from Harvard University have successfully inserted genes from a woolly mammoth into living cells from an Asian elephant, the extinct giant's closest remaining relative.Harvard geneticist George Church used DNA from Arctic...Show More Summary

Woolly Mammoth Clone? Researchers Splice Mammoth DNA With Elephants To Avoid Extinction

The plight of the elephant has been well documented with declining numbers and a fear of impeding extinction. However, researchers are hoping to save save the elephants along with reviving their long-extinct relative the Woolly mammoth. Show More Summary

Aggressive diversity at Woolly, all women at Rep, and the brand-new Fringe

The 2015-16 theater news is pouring in: Woolly Mammoth has settled on its slate of six characteristically edgy plays anchored by a Sheila Callaghan world premiere, Columbia’s Rep Stage has posted a season dedicated to women writers, and today the newly relocated Capital Fringe announced the 129 performing groups taking part in this July’s festival. […]

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[Content Note: Video may autoplay at link.]Woolly Mammoth Could Walk Again after Genes Spliced with Asian Elephant. You know, I'm just as excited to add "trampled by rampaging woolly mammoth" to the list of my possible demises as the...Show More Summary

Science Just Got Closer to Elephant-Mammoth Hybrid

For the first time since the woolly mammoth went extinct, its genes are working again, Popular Science reports. Sure, it's only in a lab; woolly mammoths haven't wandered the planet for about 4,000 years. But the effort at Harvard has brought the return of the animal a tiny bit...

Skip This, Go Straight To Dinos: Scientists Make 'Giant Step' In Resurrecting The Woolly Mammoth

5 days agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

Scientists at Harvard have successfully reproduced and inserted 14 woolly mammoth genes into an elephant genome, and it have it function without problem. Apparently this is a major step in resurrecting woolly mammoths, which I'm not totally sure why we're resurrecting in the first place. Show More Summary

Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic code of an elephant. Show More Summary

The South Korean Cloning Expert Bringing Mammoths Back to Life

For the past year, a team of Russian palaeontologists and a controversial South Korean biologist have been working to clone a Woolly Mammoth from preserved tissue samples and blood. In Seoul, South Korea, Motherboard met with Dr. Hwang...Show More Summary

Breakthrough Means Woolly Mammoths May Roam the Earth Again

Harvard scientists may soon start cloning woolly mammoths, after managing to insert DNA from the extinct animal into the genetic code of a modern elephant.

Species Reanimation: Cloning the Woolly Mammoth

Samples were taken from an extinct Woolly Mammoth leg during an international workshop in the hope of one day bringing the hairy creature back from the dead. Though this is an ambitious project, the lead scientist has claimed success...Show More Summary

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Fisherman Thinks he Hooked Woolly Mammoth Skull

2 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

What Johnny Bray attempted to reel in last week didn’t end up being the catfish he’d hoped for. Our partners at KJRH spoke to the Oklahoma fisherman who thinks he made a huge, hairy prehistoric discovery: LINK (via: Epoch Times)

Pump House Gallery becomes a kind of prehistoric encampment

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

In the middle of Battersea Park, where humans once hunted woolly mammoths on frozen boglands, Pump House Gallery has become a kind of prehistoric encampment. During The First Humans, the gallery has been filled with primitive-looking artefacts and also primeval geological features. Show More Summary

Complete Woolly Mammoth Skeleton Found In The North Sea

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The year of the woolly mammoth lumbers on with the revelation of a 40,000-year-old skeleton plucked piece by piece from waters off the east coast of England. Read more...

New documentary explores "How To Clone A Mammoth"

4 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Team of experts uncovered the well-preserved remains of a woolly mammoth in Siberia; now there are questions about what happens next

New documentary explores cloning woolly mammoths

4 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The remains of a mammoth, nicknamed Buttercup, are the subject of a new Smithsonian channel documentary called "How to Clone a Woolly Mammoth." The program follows scientists, including paleobiologist Tori Herridge of London's Natural History Museum. Herridge joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the research.

Woolly mammoth skeleton fetches £189,000 at auction

Monty the woolly mammoth skeleton is displayed at Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst, West Sussex. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images A rare woolly mammoth skeleton has been sold for £189,000 at auction. The skeleton, named...Show More Summary

Woolly mammoth skeleton sold for $300,000 at London auction

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The skeleton of an Ice Age woolly mammoth fetched £189,000 ($300,000, 239,000 euros) at auction Wednesday as it went under the hammer in Britain with a host of other rare or extinct species. The 5.5-metre (18 ft) long skeleton made up of more than 150 bones lay in pieces for decades but was...

Woolly mammoth skeleton to fetch up to £250,000 at auction

LONDON — It's not an item you would usually expect to find in an auction house, but someone will walk away Wednesday as the new owner of a woolly mammoth skeleton Lot 92 in the Evolution sale — the second of its kind — taking place at...Show More Summary

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