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Harvard geneticist claims mammoths on verge of de-extinction

Harvard geneticist Dr. George Church has announced that he believes he is just two years away from creating a wooly mammoth embryo using CRISPR gene editing technology.

De-extinction — A look at the potential impacts and risks

The issue of bringing back extinct or near-extinct animal and plant species has gained acceptance in many scientific circles, but what about the impacts and potential risks to resurrecting a species?

'De-extinction' or saving the species nearing extinction?

If you were given the unique pleasure of deciding which species of now extinct animal or plant you would like to resurrect, what would you choose, a Tasmanian tiger, or perhaps the woolly mammoth?

Op-Ed: De-extinction project aims to bring extinct species back to life

Revive & Restore aims to bring back the dead in a de-extinction process. The Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback project attempts to use museum-specimen DNA to bring the passenger pigeon back from extinction after Martha died 100 years ago.
 

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Rau quaggas in the animal camp on the slopes of Devil’s Peak  above Groote Schuur Hospital  Cape T...
Rau quaggas in the animal camp on the slopes of Devil’s Peak, above Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town.
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The Pyrenean ibex  or bucardo  went extinct a few years before scientists attempted to resurrect the...
The Pyrenean ibex, or bucardo, went extinct a few years before scientists attempted to resurrect the species in 2003. The cloned animal was a de-extinction success that lasted 10 minutes before the species once again died due to a lung deformity.
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Scientists at Revive & Restore are working to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction by injec...
Scientists at Revive & Restore are working to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction by injecting woolly mammoth cells into elephants.
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Model of a woolly mammoth In the Royal BC Museum in Victoria  Canada. The display is from 1979  and ...
Model of a woolly mammoth In the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, Canada. The display is from 1979, and the fur is musk ox hair.
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