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Mammoths vs. Mastodons: what's the criteria for de-extinction?

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There's been a lot of talk and research interest around the possibility of resurrecting certain organisms (or, at least their genomes) from extinction, with Woolly Mammoths being prime candidates for such an endeavor. But what about a closely related group, like the Mastodons? What's the criteria for possible 'de-extinction'? The Brain Scoop takes a look.

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