Is it possible to ‘revive’ mammoths to fight climate change?

Is it possible to 'revive' mammoths to fight climate change?

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Woolly mammoths have been extinct for millennia, but with 21st century genetic engineering techniques, scientists want to bring them back to Earth.

Woolly mammoths could come back to life on Earth if they depend on a group of scientists and entrepreneurs who have already received US$15 million (about R$78 million) from sponsors for it.

The amount allocated to the Colossal company will help in the development of genetic engineering technologies that will enable a mammoth hybrid with an Asian elephant to be as close to the mammoth that has ever lived on the planet. Having achieved this goal, the next step would be to fill parts of Siberia with these animals, demanding environmental rebalancing.

“It will make all the difference in the world,” George Church, a biologist at Harvard University Medical School in the United States, said in an interview with the American newspaper The New York Times.

For the past eight years, Church has spent much of its time managing the project along with other enthusiasts of the idea. The starting point of the work will be genetic material from frozen remains of mammoths that died several millennia ago.

About the author: Muhammad Wayne

Wayne is a reporter who covers everything from oil trading to China's biggest conglomerates and technology companies. Originally from Chicago, he is a graduate of New York University's business and economic reporting program.

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