Apparently, there is a group of Japanese scientists hellbent on reproducing a wooly mammoth (from sperm frozen in permafrost and an elephant's egg). The thing I find cool about this is that they already have permission to house their creation in a national forest in Siberia.
That's like the guy who wrote The AntiChrist and a Cup of Tea who surrenders his copyright in the event of the tribulation (beginning of the end of the world.)
It takes a certain amount of chutzpah. Not sure exactly what kind, but a certain amount of it, clearly.
If you want to read the article that inspired this ramble, check out: World Science: Bringing Back the Extinct