George Church wants to use the Woolly Mammoth to combat climate change

NBC MACH, 9 February 2017, http://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/scientist-aims-resurrect-woolly-mammoth-surprising-reason-n718616

Harvard professor George Church is attempting to use CRISPR/Cas technology to resurrect the woolly mammoth by modifying the Asian elephant.  Church believes that by having cold-resistant elephants or mammoths living in the tundra, the animals will punch down the snow allowing cold air to come in and freeze the snow pack.  In the summertime they would knock down trees allowing the grasses to grow thus preventing the release of carbon from the tundra.

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