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A search is now underway in Yakutsk for live cells from a foal found in the permafrost as our pictures show.
The joint bid is being made by Russian and South Korean scientists who are also collaborating on recreating the woolly mammoth.
The frozen carcass of the dark-brown baby horse is from an extinct species is up to 40,000 years old, and the animal was perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost in the Batagai crater in Yakutia, the coldest region in Russia.
Leading researcher of the laboratory of Mammoth Museum Dr Semyon Grigoriev said: ‘Fortunately, the animal’s muscle tissues were undamaged and well preserved, so we managed to get samples of this unique find for biotechnology research.’
South Korean cloning expert Professor Hwang Woo Suk, currently in Yakutsk, told The Siberian Times that a joint bid is underway to find a living cell for the possible cloning of the foal.
‘If we manage to find a cell, then we will do our best to clone the unique animal,’ he said…
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