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Lyuba, the world's most complete mammoth at the Natural History Museum in London.

Scientists "Revive" Cells of Woolly Mammoth That Died 28,000 Years Ago


Some 28,000 years ago, Yuka the woolly mammoth roamed the plains of modern-Siberia. Her mummified remains were found in 2010, preserved by the frozen permafrost of the area. But now, scientists are planning to bring Yuka back from the dead. 

Scientists at Japan's Kindai University just successfully revived part of one of Yuka's cells by implanting it into the egg cells of mice. In their experiment, the researchers extracted bone marrow and muscle tissue from Yuka's mummified body, and inserted the least-damaged cell nucleus they could find into living mouse egg cells (oocytes).

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Lyuba, the world's most complete mammoth, at the Natural History Museum in London.