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Scientists Add Woolly Mammoth DNA to Elephant Cells (Video)

A group of Harvard researchers have been working on this project for a while, but it's not without critics. (AOL Screenshot)
A group of Harvard researchers have been working on this project for a while, but it's not without critics. (AOL Screenshot)

The woolly mammoth has been extinct for some 4,000 years. But now researchers are attempting to bring it back to life. A team at Harvard University has successfully inserted woolly...




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