May 31st, 2013
04:52 AM ET

Will mammoths be cloned?

Remember when woolly mammoths roamed the planet? No? Well don't worry if you missed the last ice age - scientists have moved one step closer to possibly bringing the beasts back to life with the discovery of liquid blood in a well-preserved mammoth carcass in Siberia.

Researchers from the Northeast Federal University in Yakutsk found the 10,000-year-old female mammoth buried in ice on the Lyakhovsky Islands off the coast of northeast Russia.

Scientists say they poked the frozen creature with a pick and dark liquid blood flowed out.


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  1. Zorad

    To raise research money for research, part of the mammoth should be sold at elite restaurants. Offer a 8 ounce mammoth steak for $10,000. There would probably be lots of takers.

    May 31, 2013 at 10:54 am |
  2. Vampire

    Sounds delicious. Been a while since I had wooly mammoth blood. It taste just like chicken.

    May 31, 2013 at 6:03 am |


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