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Globe and Mail: New data give scientists a glimpse into history of the woolly mammoth

April 27, 2015 — 

Scientists, the Globe and Mail reports, have glimpsed deeper than ever before into the woolly mammoth’s genetic code, and Kevin Campbell, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Manitoba, supplied the newspaper with some thoughts. Campbell has been studying mammoth DNA for years and has been quoted in numerous publications for his captivating work. This time, however, Campbell was not part of the study but was nevertheless still able to comment on it.

“Without doubt, the most impressive component of the work is the quality and completeness of the data,” he told the paper.  “For the first time, scientists will be able to discern – at the genetic level – what set mammoths apart from their close living relatives.”




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