Scientists are working bringing back the woolly mammoth. The giant creature is an ancestor the Asian elephant. It became extinct 4,000 years ago, but scientists and entrepreneurs want to bring it back to life. The idea is like something the movie Jurassic Park. Scientists will use the DNA the bones of a mammoth found in Siberia to revive the mammoth. They will also use cloning techniques. It would be the first time the Ice Age for a mammoth to walk the earth. The lead scientist is professor George Church, a geneticist Harvard Medical School. He is an expert gene editing. An entrepreneur, Ben Lamm, said: "Our goal is to have our first calves in the next four six years."
Ben Lamm is founder a technology and software company called Colossal. He has provided $15 million the research to move forward. He said he has big plans to bring the mammoth back life and to revive other species. He said he hoped to "rapidly advance the field species de-extinction" and "to restore the woolly mammoth the Arctic tundra". Mr Lamm believes the research will result innovations that will benefit biotechnology and health care. Lamm compared the project to the Apollo missions the moon. He said they made people excited space. They led to the development everyday products like freeze-dried food, and technology such as GPS. Mr Lamm believes genetics will improve our lives.