Professor hopes to clone mammoth

J. R. Molloy (
Mon, 4 Oct 1999 10:35:07 -0700

Perhaps doctors could clone cryo patients before reviving them. --J. R.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - It sounds like a movie plot come to life: A Northern Arizona University geologist aims to excavate and clone a woolly mammoth from DNA. Larry Agenbroad concedes that cloning the animal is unlikely. Still, he says biologists remain optimistic and he is excited about the project. Agenbroad is part of an international team of scientists whose first task is to cut the cloning candidate - the likes of which roamed the earth about field. The adult male mammoth, estimated to be about 40 years old when it became frozen, was found by a 9-year-old nomadic reindeer herder in 1997. It's been named Jarkov, after the boy's family.