So we can bring back a protein, but what about the whole animal?

Is it possible to resurrect a whole animal?A team of international researchers have brought back the primary component of mammoth blood using ancient DNA preserved in the bones from Siberian specimens 25 000 to 43 000 years old, but what are the prospects for the whole mammoth?

Professor Alan Cooper, Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, part of the team that was responsible for obtaining the Mammoth DNA, talks about whether science is ready to take the next step.

Alan was also in the Australian Higher Education Section talking about the possiblity of brining back whole animals. Read the article here

Bringing back bits from the dead.

Mammoth haemoglobin has been successfully resurrected by a team including scientists from ACAD.

Professor Alan Cooper, the Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA was part of a team of scientists who have resurrected mammoth haemoglobin using ancient DNA preserved in 25,000 to 45,000 year old bones.

Watch the clip below to learn how the scientists produced the mammoth haemoglobin.