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While Nature News writes that do-it-yourself biohackers might not be able to use CRISPR to resurrect the woolly mammoth, they are starting to use the gene-editing tool in other ways.

"It's, like, the most amazing tool ever," biohacker Andreas Stürmer says. "You could do it in your own home."

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