How a 43,000-Year-Old Wooly Mammoth Could One Day Save Your Life

Heart and brain surgeries are called "hypothermia-dependent" procedures because doctors often have to lower their patients' temperatures during surgery. The thing is, human blood doesn't transport oxygen as well at cold temperatures. Surgeons rely on synthetic blood substitutes to help the patient's body cope. » 9/14/11 1:18pm 9/14/11 1:18pm

A Step-By-Step Guide to Resurrecting the Woolly Mammoth

As our grasp of genetics and cloning grows, the one question everyone asks is, "When can we recreate an extinct species from old DNA?" It just so happens that scientists have quite a bit of woolly mammoth DNA lying around, and now science journal Nature » 11/20/08 8:20am 11/20/08 8:20am has got the resurrection process all figured out.Mammoths lived…