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Can We Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth?

August 1, 2013, 6:00 AM
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The stem cell scientist Sir Ian Wilmut who cloned Dolly the sheep in 1996 has outlined how to resurrect a woolly mammoth by using cells from frozen carcasses

Technical and ethical issues obviously abound.

In the video below, Dr. Michio Kaku addresses the question of whether it is possible to resurrect the dinosaurs by “turning on” their ancient genes? But let's not stop there.

Now that we have also sequenced the genes of the Neanderthal man, at some point in the future it may be possible to bring him back. And then of course, if a young Neanderthal boy is born then the question is where do you put the boy, in a zoo or at Harvard?

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