A recent breakthrough in cloning technology will allow scientists to identify cell nuclei in long-frozen tissue that are ripe for cloning.
"Now the technical problems have been overcome, all we need is a good sample of soft tissue from a frozen mammoth," Professor Akira Iritani told The Daily Telegraph:
The nuclei will then be inserted into the egg cells of an African elephant, which will act as the surrogate mother for the mammoth.
Professor Iritani said he estimates that another two years will be needed before the elephant can be impregnated, followed by the approximately 600-day gestation period.
Hold on to your butts.