The CIA wants to bring mammoths back from extinction

The CIA is funding research to resurrect extinct animals — including the woolly mammoth and the tiger-like thylacine — according to news reports.

Through a CIA-funded venture capital firm called In-Q-Tel, the US intelligence agency has committed money to Texas-based technology company Colossal Biosciences. According to Colossal’s website, the company’s goal is to “see it woolly mammoth thunder in the tundra once again” through the use of genetic engineering — that is, using technology to edit an organism DNA.

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