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Scientists want to bring mammoths back to life






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Scientists want to bring back the woolly mammoth. It died out 4,000 years ago. The idea to bring it back is like the movie Jurassic Park. Scientists will use mammoth DNA from bones to clone the giant animal. It would be the first time since the Ice Age for a mammoth to walk on the earth. The lead scientist is an expert in DNA and genes. Ben Lamm, a businessman working on the project, said: "Our goal is to have our first calves in the next…six years."

Mr Lamm created a technology company and gave $15 million for this research. He wants to bring the mammoth back to life and return it to its Arctic home. Mr Lamm thinks new ideas will come from the research. This will make our health care better. He said the project was like the Apollo missions to the moon. They led to the development of technology such as GPS. Mr Lamm believes research into genes will improve our lives.

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