Colossal will spend $15 million on the resurrection of mammoths.
A group of scientists led by George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, received $ 15 million from investors to revive an extinct species of mammoth: researchers are going to make a hybrid of a mammoth and an elephant in the laboratory.
Experts will begin to recreate embryos with mammoth DNA, cross them with the DNA of Asian elephants, which are in the red book. To bring the ancient giant’s DNA back to life, scientists are going to compare their genomes with those of today’s elephants.
The scientists are going to grow the resulting embryos in a surrogate mother or even in an artificial uterus. The authors are going to present the results of this work in six years.
The result should be an elephant that is cold-resistant and that looks and behaves like a mammoth. The authors described this creature as a frost-resistant elephant with the habits of a mammoth.
Experts noted that the return of extinct species can heal the Earth’s ecosystems and, therefore, slow down global warming.