“The startup that wants to bring the woolly mammoth back from the dead said it is inching closer to its goal after a breakthrough in creating reprogrammed elephant stem cells…

In the early 2000s, scientists figured out a cocktail that could turn differentiated cells back into stem cells. This was a boon for biologists, who could then reprogram these stem cells, called iPSCs, into cell types they didn’t necessarily have access to before in the lab. This dedifferentiation cocktail worked on most species, including humans, monkeys, big cats, and birds. But elephant stem cells remained remarkably resistant to the process, per the statement.

After tweaking the chemical composition of the mixture, Colossal Scientists say they’ve finally cracked it.”

From Business Insider.