Russia plans £4.5million Jurassic Park-style cloning facility to bring extinct species like woolly mammoths back to life

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Mammoth trunk / Foto: Semyon-Grigoryev / The Siberian Times Mammoth trunk / Foto: Semyon-Grigoryev / The Siberian Times

Extinct woolly mammoths, cave lions and other long-gone species may be brought back to lifee in a new £4.5million cloning facility in Russia, scientists claim.

The new Jurassic Park-style centre will be a "world class paleo-genetic scientific hub" in the world's coldest city, Yakutsk, in the remote north-east of the country.

Vladimir Putin's exact plans will be unveiled in September at an investment forum but experts say the centre will aim "to study extinct animals from living cells - and to restore such creatures as the woolly mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, cave lion and breeds of long-gone horses".

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