August 6, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

woolly mammoth cloning

3 min read

De-extinction is big right now and some of the extinct target creatures are big too like the woolly mammoth. “Let’s bring back these extinct creatures”, say proponents. Wouldn’t it be cool? I have to admit seeing a woolly mammoth, mastodon, or saber tooth tiger would be cool, but such efforts would not be without consequences and most of them would be profoundly negative. Cloning mammoths, for example, would be a selfish act of hubris by humans. Still a team has been working to make …Read More