28,000-Year Old Woolly Mammoth Cells Reactivated by Scientists

Woolly Mammoth

Scientists have achieved something remarkable. A little over a month ago, scientists reactivated a couple of cells from a 28,000-year old woolly mammoth. The cells came from an amazingly preserved woolly mammoth that was found in 2010. Now, Kazuo Yamagata and a team of scientists took some cells from the muscle tissue of the woolly mammoth, who has been named Yuka and put them in mouse ovarian cells called oocytes. Then, when incubated, the mammoth cells seemed to be reactivated, yet no cell division happened. Some of the processes needed for cell division were observed though.


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