Mammoths lived during the Pliocene and at the beginning of the Holocene. A giant species of mammal that could reach a height of more than five meters (17 ft) became extinct due to a sharp change in climate.
Currently, huge skeletons of ancient giants are located in museums, and scientists have been able to learn quite a lot about their lives. Nevertheless, research with mammoths does not stop. Geneticists from the American company Colossal announced that they have begun a project to resurrect mammoths.
The author of the project is optimistic about the implementation of his idea, saying that their research group will be the first to be able to implement this idea.
The project itself is not an illustrative example of the possibilities of science, scientists believe that their experience in the resurrection of extinct animals will help restore extinct species due to human fault.
According to sources, the scientists have raised more than $15 million for their project. Nevertheless, scientists gave an objective assessment of their work. The head of the scientific project said that after twenty years, people will be able to see a real mammoth.
Scientists have said that the first mammoth reproduced in the laboratory will be the size of an Asian elephant.
The fact is that geneticists plan to combine the DNA of an Asian elephant and a mammoth using gene editing methods. The choice fell on this particular species of elephants, since the DNA of both mammals is almost one hundred percent (99%) similar.