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Bioscience firm claims will bring back extinct woolly mammoth

It is the elephant in the genomics room: can extinct species be resurrected? One bioscience firm insists they can, announcing its intent to use emerging technology to restore the woolly mammoth to the Arctic tundra.New company Colossal, capitalising on a partnership with a Harvard geneticist, said its species “de-extinction” effort has the potential to anchor a working model for restoring damaged or lost ecosystems and thereby help slow or even halt the effects of climate change.“Never before…


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