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Siberian scientists plan to clone extinct cave lions

November 17, 2015, 17:24 UTC+3 YAKUTSK
Scientists from Japan, South Korea and the United States will join the project
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YAKUTSK, November 17. /TASS/. Scientists in the east Siberian republic of Yakutia will make an attempt to clone cave lions, who inhabited its territory some 10,000-20,000 years ago, the local Academy of Sciences said on Tuesday.

"Two well-preserved cave lion cubs were founded earlier this year in Yakutia’s north," the academy said in a statement. "Given that the cubs have well-preserved soft tissues, we believe that they can be cloned. But we can speak about the results of this work in two or three years."

Scientists from Japan, South Korea and the United States will join the project, the academy said.

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