The giant mammoth will return to earth again! Scientists are making ‘Arctic Elephant’

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The giant Woolly Mammoth, which moved the earth with its swift steps, had disappeared from the earth about 10 thousand years ago. Most of them died while the few who survived were trapped on Wrangel Island. Later they too gradually ended 4 thousand years ago. Fully preserved specimens of these extinct creatures were found by scientists in the ice-covered area of ​​the Arctic. This gave scientists a complete opportunity to know about their DNA. Now based on these samples, scientists at Harvard Medical School in Boston are going to try to match the DNA of these mammoths with the DNA of Asian elephants. Asian elephants are the closest relatives of the mammoths to the living. In a conversation with HMS News, gene scientist George Church said that our plan is to match the genes of the mammoth, which lives easily in the cold, with the modern Asian elephant. George said that this will not immediately produce a live mammoth, but we can use his genes for good. We are trying to save jeans from extinction. Scientists are trying to introduce the genes with which mammoths lived in the extreme cold of the Arctic, and other genes, so that they can easily live among the ice in the Arctic environment and life can be restored again . For this, George has also invested money in a company whose purpose is to bring back the DNA of the mammoth from the dead organism with the help of gene editing technology. In fact, scientists now want to combine mammoth and elephant to create a new hybrid organism that can survive even in colder temperatures. John said that this new creature cannot be called a woolly mammoth. ‘Arctic elephant is a better word for this,’ he said.

Know about Mammoth
Woolly mammoths roamed North America and Eurasia during the Ice Age. These creatures became extinct about 10,000 years ago. Scientists still do not know what caused their extinction. Many believe that climate change and an increase in human predators were the cause. Their closest living relatives are the modern Asian elephants. The major difference between the two is only in the top texture. Mammoths had thick, shaggy coats to help them survive the cold temperatures that Asian elephants do not have.

[Attribution to NBT]

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