A Professor at Harvard, is reviving mammoth in Yakutia

A Professor at Harvard, is reviving mammoth in Yakutia

The country plans to settle cold-resistant elephants.


From the US geneticist George Church in Yakutia presented a draft of revival in the Arctic part of Siberia became extinct 10 thousand years ago mammoth. Scholar intends by restoring the DNA to cold-resistant elephant, and to settle them in the Arctic to protect the permafrost from melting. At the Academy of Sciences of the Republic say that a scientific approach to the revival of the mammoth is very important, and that is the American way with a change in the DNA looks the most realistic. The Republic’s authorities to the idea yet indifferent.

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Located in Yakutia visiting Professor at Harvard, George Church has visited the research station in Nizhnekolymskiy district, where it is expected to create a Pleistocene Park (a wildlife reserve in the lower reaches of the Kolyma — “Kommersant”). The Russian scientists intend to recreate the ecosystem that dominated the Arctic in the late Pleistocene (epoch, which began 140 million years ago and ended about 11.7 thousand years ago—””) — the ecosystem of the mammoth steppe.

Experiments on dispersal of animals began in 1988. Here you can meet the horses, musk oxen, bison, moose and reindeer. Place in the Park, will play the mammoth, which is expected to revive with the help of modern bioengineering technologies. Scientists Sergei and Nikita Zimowy creating on site a single engineering system to restore the grass cover of the tundra to protect the permafrost from melting.