An international center for mammoth studies will be opened at the Northeastern Federal University (NEFU) in Yakutsk.
One of the goals of center, which is being built in partnership with the Korean Fund for Biotechnology Research, is to clone a mammoth.
Scientists are in the early stages of research and are closely examining obtained data.
“When the world mammoth center is opened at NEFU, we will see progress in paleontological research, and will get closer to the ultimate goal,” Professor Woo-Seok Hwang said.
“The university is a unique place with a scientific team and is conducting serious research.”
The center will help improve the competitiveness of Russian science in the field of paleontology, as well as the development of tourism, Egor Borisov, head of the Russian internal republic of Yakutia, said.
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