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Woolly Mammoth Discovery Raises Exciting Possibilities

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June 1, 2013
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The recent discovery of a well-preserved woolly mammoth carcass and mammoth blood on a Siberian Island has the potential to "raise the ceiling" on scientific research on extinct species, say Canadian researchers who work with mammoth DNA.


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Russians Find Mammoth Carcass With Liquid Blood

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