Founders Of A New Company Say Woolly Mammoths Can Be Resurrected
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Colossal was founded by tech entrepreneur Ben Lamm and Harvard biologist George Church. The duo wants to resurrect the long-extinct woolly mammoth by reprogramming elephant DNA.
(SOUNDBITE OF JOHN WILLIAMS' "THEME FROM 'JURASSIC PARK'")
A MARTINEZ, HOST:
Good morning. I'm A Martinez. A new company announced a mammoth idea this week. Colossal was founded by tech entrepreneur Ben Lamm and Harvard biologist George Church, and the duo wants to resurrect the long-extinct woolly mammoth by reprogramming elephant DNA. The pair hopes to, quote, "rapidly advance the field of species de-extinction," which sounds pretty cool, but if they try to open a theme park, I'm out. I've seen how this movie ends. Welcome to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.View this story on npr.org
CapRadio provides a trusted source of news because of you. As a nonprofit organization, donations from people like you sustain the journalism that allows us to discover stories that are important to our audience. If you believe in what we do and support our mission, please donate today.