Vincent Lynch

The genes that make a woolly mammoth a woolly mammoth

July 2, 2015

In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers led by Vincent Lynch, PhD, assistant professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago, comprehensively analyzed the mammoth genome. They found extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt to arctic life. The study also serves as a blueprint for "de-extincting" the mammoth, but whether it should be done is another question. [Read more]