PLAYING GOD: Two Years Away From Resurrected Wooly Mammoths

The line between scientific progress and morality could become much more blurred within two years, according to a new estimate from Harvard scientists.

Could scientists at Harvard, playing God, resurrect the wooly mammoth within the next two years?

Long before the hit movie Jurassic Park chomped its way through the American box office, scientists have been toying with the idea of resurrection science; the study of de-extinction.  Now, scientists at Harvard University believe they are within two years of bringing the wooly mammoth back from the dead.

“Speaking ahead of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston this week, the scientist leading the ‘de-extinction’ effort said the Harvard team is just two years away from creating a hybrid embryo, in which mammoth traits would be programmed into an Asian elephant.

“’Our aim is to produce a hybrid elephant-mammoth embryo,’ said Prof George…

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