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18 octobre 2018

Cloning the Woolly Mammoth - full documentary

Cloning the Woolly Mammoth
Scientific research and practices are advancing at a rapid pace. Many of the breakthroughs have exceeded the expectations of our most vivid imaginations, and have forced society to grapple with challenges related to ethics and morality. The most glaring example of this dilemma lies in the field of cloning.

The new documentary Cloning the Woolly Mammoth tackles this debate by taking us on a journey around the globe in regions where researchers are making great strides in replicating various species in their laboratories.

The world was abuzz when the news broke that species such as sheep and dogs were successfully cloned. Now, scientists are working diligently to make their next cloning experiment a reality, and it's the kind of quest that most of us have only witnessed through the imaginings of Hollywood movie makers. Can advances in cloning allow us to resurrect a long extinct and prehistoric species like the woolly mammoth?

This quest begins in South Korea, where cloning has become a widely accepted reality, and a profitable business to boot. Wealthy consumers can even have their beloved pets cloned for $100,000 per specimen. But the next evolution in cloning technologies makes these accomplishments seem tame and antiquated in comparison. Utilizing mammoth tissue samples imported from Siberia, scientists inject these long dormant cells into the Asian elephant; thereby, attempting to recreate a species which has been extinct for over 4,000 years.

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