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10 Of The Coolest New Species Of 2017

Scientists have already identified more than 2 million species, but still, there are millions more left to discover. Every year, about 18,000 new species are discovered. While the most common ones being insects, mammals do make it to the list, although very rare. Well, here are the top 10 new species of 2017 as listed by the International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE).

Harvard Scientists Claim They Could Resurrect Woolly Mammoth From Extinction Within Two Years Using Genetic Engineering. [Image: Woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), a model of an extinct Ice Age mammoth. © Andrew Nelmerm/Getty Images/Dorling Kindersley via The Guardian]

Harvard Scientists Claim They Could Resurrect Woolly Mammoth From Extinction Within Two Years

Scientists at Harvard are working on to resurrect the woolly mammoth from extinction through an ambitious feat of genetic engineering. According to the scientist leading the 'de-extinction' effort, the team could be just two years away from creating a hybrid elephant-mammoth embryo, in which the genes extracted from the frozen remains of woolly mammoth would be spliced into the DNA of an Asian elephant.