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Bioscience firm claims it will bring back woolly mammoth

Bioscience firm Colossal claims that it will resurrect the woolly mammoth to the Arctic tundra.

Capitalising on a partnership with a Harvard geneticist, the firm stated that its species “de-extinction” effort has the potential to restore damaged or lost ecosystems which in turn will slow or even halt the effects of climate change.

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Colossal chief executive co-founder Ben Lamm stated, “Never before has humanity been able to harness the power of this technology to rebuild ecosystems, heal our Earth and preserve its future through the repopulation of extinct animals,”.

As well as restoring ancient extinct species, the technology will be able to preserve endangered species.

Over the course of decades, scientists have been recovering bits from the extinct species in an attempt to sequence the DNA of the woolly mammoth, which died out about 4,000 years ago.

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As the woolly mammoth’s migration patterns were critical for the preservation of the Arctic region’s environmental health, the restoration of the species could revitalise the Arctic grasslands, according to Colossal.

These grasslands possess major climate change combatting qualities.

IMAGE – Wikimedia Commons

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