Should we resurrect the wooly mammoth? (BBC World/Sky News appearance)

No, of course not. And it probably isn’t going to happen anyway.

I appeared on BBC World News and Sky News to give my view on the ‘resurrection’ of a mad idea to create elephant-mammoth hybrids. As editor of The Biologist I gave my view on whether it could be done within two years as the researchers claim; explained the myriad ethical and ecological problems it is likely to create; and questioned why they are even doing it in the first place.