Researchers in Australia have successfully brought the blood of a 37,000 woolly mammoth back to life using DNA from specimens found preserved in the Siberian permafrost. Professor Alan Cooper, director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide, explains the potential scientific implications:

“It is the same as if we went back 30,000 years and stuck a needle into a living mammoth,” says Professor Cooper.

“This is true palaeobiology, as we can study and measure how these animals functioned as if they were alive today.”

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