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Woolly mammoth returns? Scientists announce plans to ‘de-extinct’ the species – Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio 2021-09-16 08:03:04 –

(WJW) — A bioscience and genetics company has announced plans to “extinct” mammoths in the Arctic tundra.

The company, Colossal, Press release It supports research to create hybrids of elephants and mammoths genetically engineered with traits that help survive in the Arctic.

Restoring mammoths “may rejuvenate Arctic grasslands with key climate change-fighting properties such as carbon sequestration, methane control, and light reflection,” the release states.

The company was founded to “rapidly advance the field of species extinction” in order to “fight the effects of climate change through the restoration of ecosystems”.

According to the release, “rewilding” of extinct species will help “restore lost ecosystems that may help stop and even reverse the effects of climate change.”

The company also plans to use the technology to delay the extinction of current species.

Ben Lamm, CEO and co-founder of Colossal, said: “In addition to reviving ancient extinct species like mammoths, we are leveraging our technology to protect endangered and endangered species and put humanity at risk of extinction. You can recover an endangered animal. “

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