Should We Clone Woolly Mammoths?

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It comes up every so often; the idea of cloning woolly mammoths (why it’s always mammoths I’m not sure, the size maybe) to find out more about them.

Or just to, ya know, have mammoths.

We’re getting some pretty good DNA sequencing done, so at some point it’s going to likely be possible to clone a woolly mammoth (there are other mammoth species, but we have the most good DNA of the…