This startup really is trying to create living woolly mammoths from DNA

And once they’ve completed the “de-extinction,” the plan is for the giant beasts to help prevent climate change.

You’ve never seen a woolly mammoth, because they went extinct about 10,000 years ago. But what if we could “de-extinct” them? A startup called Colossal, cofounded by Harvard Medical School genetics professor George Church, aims to bring a version of the animal back to the Arctic within a decade.

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