Scientists, says an article from the New York Times' Week in Review, hope to recover preserved eggs from a baby mammoth that was found in the permafrost of Siberia. Then, they might see if elephant sperm can fertilize the egg. Other researchers, continues the article, are taking another approach to studying mammoths by piecing together the mammoth's genome to insert into an elephant egg.
A Mammoth Project
Jul 17, 2007