This is another area of biology where studies of stem cells would be very rewarding. In stem cell research rather than cloning there would also be fewer concerns over animal welfare, or the effect of the animal on the environment. All in all, research to produce mammoth stem cells would be the appropriate choice, and extraordinarily scientifically rewarding, should it be possible to find viable mammoth cells.
The research to develop the method of cloning was supported by the following public agencies Roslin Institute, Biotechnology Biological sciences Research Council, European Union, Department of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food. In addition funds were provided by Animal Biotechnology Cambridge and Geron Corporation of Menlo Park California.