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The CIA wants to bring woolly mammoths back from extinction

The CIA is funding research into resurrecting extinct animals – including the woolly mammoth and tiger-like thylacine – according to news reports.

Via a venture capital investment firm called In-Q-Tel, which the CIA funds, the American intelligence agency has pledged money to the Texas-based tech company Colossal Biosciences. According to Colossal’s website, the company’s goal is to “see the woolly mammoth thunder upon the tundra once again “through the use of genetic engineering – that is, using technology to edit an organism’s DNA.

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