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WASHINGTON DC: Scientists have taken "a blood sample from a real mammoth" - by using ancient DNA, they reconstructed the blood protein haemoglobin and found special adaptations to the harsh, arctic weather.
The scientists took ancient, fragmented DNA from bones 25,000 to 43,000 years old. The results showed that mammoths evolved to withstand the Arctic cold, in part, by cooling down their extremities.