Russian scientists were able to extract DNA of mammoths and other ancient animals

Russian researchers from NEFU Molecular paleontology together with their colleagues from the South Korean company Sooam managed to extract nearly intact mammoth genome from the pile of the remains of ancient animals. In addition, according to the scientists, they also managed to get the DNA of ancient bison, horses, moose, wolf, deer and rhino.

Russian scientists were able to extract DNA of mammoths and other ancient animals

, a team led by Elena Grigorieva studying animal DNA to find out all about their lives. Experts plan to conduct a full analysis and a comparison with the DNA of living animals for the children to find differences. Final data transcription will be carried out on the basis of Sooam fund in South Korea. The results of their research experts promise to provide summer 2017.

Russian scientists were able to extract DNA of mammoths and other ancient animals

Russian and South Korean researchers at work

It is worth noting that in 2017 planned another grand experiment that is associated with the ancient ancestors of elephants: Russian scientists together with colleagues from Beijing plans to clone a mammoth and a "rebirth" of this ancient species. And if 5-10 years ago, an experiment seemed longer science fiction than reality, but now the scientific community has all the necessary skills to carry out this process. The world has already done more than a dozen successful experiments in this field, and even some family from Argentina recently "back to life" your pet. Maybe this is the future that is already here? In any case, we wish good luck and scientists continue to monitor developments. After all, not every day you returned to Earth view, disappeared thousands of years ago.