Mammoth DNA Study Pinpoints Key Difference From Elephants
Scientists discovered how modern day elephants differ from mammoths by resurrecting a mammoth gene.By Leah Becerra | July 5, 2015
You know how in "Jurassic Park" scientists take dinosaur blood from a prehistoric mosquito preserved in amber to clone the dead-and-gone giants back into existence?
Not to alarm you or anything, but scientists are doing something similar right now with the woolly mammoth.
Most recently one of the groups — yes, there's more than one — might have successfully isolated what makes a mammoth so different from elephants. The key was in resurrecting a mammoth gene.