Colossal Biosciences, which launched in September with $15 million in seed funding, has raised another $60 million for its plan, with Paris Hilton and the executive producer of Jurassic World and Where the Wild Things Are among the new crop of investors.
Mammoths are “like the cuddly version of a velociraptor,” said Colossal founder and Harvard University geneticist George Church in a call announcing the funding. “They’re vegetarian; they’re not threatening.”
The company hopes to fuse the DNA of mammoths that has been frozen in ice for thousands of years with that of modern Asian elephants.
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