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Cloning experts to bring mammoth back to life

Julian Ryall in Tokyo

Published 14/01/2011 | 05:00

The woolly mammoth, extinct for thousands of years, could be brought back to life in four years through cloning.

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Previous efforts in the 1990s to recover the crucial part of cells from mammoths found in the Siberian permafrost failed because they were badly damaged by the extreme cold. But a new technique has overcome that hurdle.

Akira Iritani, a professor at Japan's Kyoto University, is resuming his campaign to resurrect the species that died out 5,000 years ago. (© Daily Telegraph, London).

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