17 Jan '11, 8am

Japanese researchers will launch a project this year aiming to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth within 5 years

TOKYO - JAPANESE researchers will launch a project this year to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth by using cloning technology to bring the ancient pachyderm back to life in around five years time, a report said. The researchers will try to revive the species by obtaining tissue this summer from the carcass of a mammoth preserved in a Russian research laboratory, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported. 'Preparations to realise this goal have been made,' Akira Iritani, leader of the team and a professor emeritus of Kyoto University, told the mass-circulation daily. Under the plan, the nuclei of mammoth cells will be inserted into an elephant's egg cells from which the nuclei have been removed to create an embryo containing mammoth genes, it said. The embryo will then be inserted into an elephant's womb in the hope that the animal will eventually give birth to a baby mammoth. Research...

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