What could have been a fascinating rumor is indeed a reality, and to be made possible by breakthrough researches in the field of cloning. Japanese scientists are on their way to bring the woolly mammoth to life with technologies that involve DNA extraction from preserved bodies. The process will also include the creation of a mammoth embryo and its implantation in an elephant’s uterus for natural development.
Japanese scientists at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe (Japan) have been successful in cloning mice, from the cells of frozen mice dead for 16 years ! Researchers are now optimistic that they will finally be able to resurrect long time extinct species like the mammoth.