mammoth
Productivity Paradox
Productivity Paradox
Jim Daley | Jun 1, 2018
During the last ice age, there wasn’t much plant matter to eat on northern steppes, but herbivorous woolly mammoths were abundant. How did they survive?
Extinct and Living Elephants’ Genomic History Sequenced
Extinct and Living Elephants’ Genomic History Sequenced
Jim Daley | Feb 27, 2018
Gene flow between elephant species was a common feature of their evolutionary history.
Woolly Mammoths Without Winter Coats?
Woolly Mammoths Without Winter Coats?
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 6, 2017
The last living mammoths likely had sparse coats, digestive issues, and trouble attracting mates, researchers report.
Hybrid Mammoth Embryo Coming Soon?
Hybrid Mammoth Embryo Coming Soon?
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 21, 2017
Harvard geneticist George Church says that he will likely be able to create a hybrid wooly mammoth-elephant embryo in the near future.
Warming Climate Hurt Megafauna?
Warming Climate Hurt Megafauna?
Jef Akst | Jul 27, 2015
The massive mammals that roamed Earth some 30,000 years ago may have gone extinct as a result of global warming, according to an ancient-DNA study.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2015
How to Clone a Mammoth, The Upright Thinkers, The Thirteenth Step, and Humankind
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Amanda B. Keener | May 21, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths
Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths
Bob Grant | Mar 26, 2014
New research suggests that the wooly beasts may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct.
Mammoth Blood Gives Hope for Cloning?
Mammoth Blood Gives Hope for Cloning?
Bob Grant | Jun 3, 2013
Some question the supposition that viable cells and DNA will be found in a remarkably preserved carcass, purported to harbor fresh muscle tissue and flowing blood.
Dwarf Mammoth Once Roamed Crete
Bob Grant | May 9, 2012
Researchers analyze a diminutive forelimb bone, calling it conclusive evidence that a tiny mammoth resided on the Greek island.