Colossal Biosciences is working to genetically resurrect the wooly mammoth. Extinction is a colossal problem facing the world with 30,000 species per year being driven to extinction. Colossal’s solution is de-extinction. To achieve this, Colossal is using comparative genomics and gene editing technology to rebuild the DNA of lost megafauna, as well as housing genetic DNA/embryos from endangered species.
Colossal is endeavoring to jumpstart nature’s ancestral heartbeat and see the wooly mammoth thunder upon the tundra once again. They are currently focusing on the use of CRISPR to reinsert laboratory engineered DNA into elephant DNA to add cold-resistant characteristics of the wooly mammoth.