With the cloning of a "gentle giant" Woolly Mammoth creeping closer to reality thanks to genome sequencing, the opinion of a University of Chicago scientist precisely echoes my own thoughts about the project:
"It won't be that long till we're technically able to do it, but whether we should is a different question," Lynch told Live Science, referring to cloning a mammoth. "I don't think we should."
Amen. A man of wisdom!
And now, this...
To use the skin of Woolly Mammoth
may seem quite a coup
when cloning such a massive beast
enjoy the piles of poo!
Jude Cowell 2016; copyright by author