Mammoth genome approaching completion

Sequencing of the extinct creature's nuclear DNA about 70 percent done

12:28pm, November 19, 2008

Even though scientists haven’t yet cobbled together the full genome of the woolly mammoth, the information they’ve gathered so far — enough to assemble about 70 percent of the extinct creature’s nuclear DNA — reveals that the tundra-strolling behemoths were very closely related to modern elephants.

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