CRISPR startup wants to resurrect the woolly mammoth by 2027. “Colossal” lands $15 million to restore the woolly mammoth to the Arctic — and thinks it can birth calves in four to six years.

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Despite the headline, the article makes clear that their plan is not to resurrect the woolly mammoth, but to birth elephants with a few unique traits.

zafiroblue05

But why? … Why not use this technology to bring back a species that recently became extinct because of human effects?

Mydaley

Hmm. Not quite as cool as dinosaurs, but I’d still watch the movie about how this goes horribly wrong.

prof_the_doom

I think it would be better to start with tasmanian tiger or something similar since they recently went extinct and the environment is still pretty similar

Applejuiceinthehall

Just in time for the Artic to be too warm for it to survive!

jdvfx