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Japan team edges closer to bringing mammoths back to life

Study confirms activity in nuclei from 28,000-year-old beast

Yuka the woolly mammoth was frozen in Siberia for roughly 28,000 years.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Woolly mammoths could roam the earth again someday thanks to research reported Monday, where cell nuclei from one of the long-extinct animals showed biological activity when transplanted into mouse cells.

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