I am pleased to report that I have succeeded in bringing to life that most ancient of creatures, the mammoth. I am pleased also to share with you the details, so that you may too share in the pleasures of being a mammoth owner.
I derived the DNA from a National Geographic article on mammoths and resequenced it, ending up with the recombinant form NS161, which was surprisingly easy to do. I then implanted it in the nucleus of an egg from my cat, Iggy (who was none too pleased, let me tell you) and reimplanted the egg "in utero".
Lo and behold, 29 months later, Mary, my mammoth was born. She's a bit cranky at times but she makes for a great fuzzy bean bag on cold nights and likes oreos.
The only problem is fitting her in the elevator so I can take her out and walk her. And she seems to be growing by the foot each day, fed on my healthy diet of penne rigate with gorgonzola cream sauce.