Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mammoth Blood Find Boosts Bid To Clone Beast

Russian scientists have discovered blood inside the carcass of a prehistoric woolly mammoth.

The rare find, which was made during an expedition to a remote island in the Arctic Ocean, could boost the chances of successfully cloning the animal.

Semyon Grigoryev, the head of the expedition, said the female mammoth died at the age of about 60 some 10,000 to 15,000 years ago, and that it was the first time an old female had been found.

But what was more surprising was that the carcass was so well preserved that it still had blood and muscle tissue.