The discovery of 10,000-year-old mammoth blood has opened up the possibility of creating a clone.
Discovered in the ice on a remote Russian island, the remains were so well preserved that the blood was actually in a liquid state. Ian Wilmut, the scientist behind the creation of Dolly the sheep, believes that the find could lead to the creation of a cloned mammoth.
"I think it should be done as long as we can provide great care for the animal," he said. "If there are reasonable prospects of them being healthy, we should do it. We can learn a lot about them."
"The astonishingly well-preserved blood from a 10,000-year-old frozen mammoth could lead to mammoth stem cells, said Ian Wilmut, the scientist responsible for Dolly, the world’s first cloned animal - and might ultimately lead to a cloned mammoth."
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