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Mammoth liquid blood found

Chances of cloning a prehistoric woolly mammoth have been boosted after Russian scientists found liquid blood inside a 10,000-15,000 year-old female carcass.

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Controversial figure to be involved in mammoth cloning

Following the discovery of liquid inside the carcass of 10-15,000 year-old female woolly mammoth, scientists will attempt to clone the animal.

The team from Russia's Northeastern Federal University made the find on an island off the coast of Siberia.

A vial containing the liquid blood found in the prehistoric animal. Credit: The Siberian Times

Last year, the university signed a deal with controversial cloning pioneer Hwang Woo-Suk of South Korea’s Sooam Biotech Research Foundation.

South Korean Hwang Woo-Suk scientist holds Snuppy, the first cloned male dog. Credit: Reuters

In 2005, Dr Hwang created the world's first cloned dog but was later embroiled in controversy over claims of faked landmark human embryo cloning research.

In addition, it emerged that female researchers in his laboratory has supplied eggs for his research.

Dr Hwang later apologised for the scandal insisting he had been deceived by staff members.

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