Feb 8, 2020

Scientists resurrected a Wrangel Island mammoth’s mutated genes

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Some 4,000 years ago, a tiny population of woolly mammoths died out on Wrangel Island, a remote Arctic refuge off the coast of Siberia.

They may have been the last of their kind anywhere on Earth.

To learn about the plight of these giant creatures and the forces that contributed to their extinction, scientists have resurrected a Wrangel Island ’s mutated . The goal of the project was to study whether the genes functioned normally. They did not.

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