Scientists disagree about whether bringing extinct species back from the dead will result in a net loss of global biodiversity.

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  • Is a scientist’s attempt to resurrect the woolly mammoth ethical?
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  • How to decide which extinct species we should resurrect
    It is also worth bearing in mind one key point that is often neglected: true de-extinction is impossible. None of the methods researchers are currently pursuing will lead to a carbon copy of the extinct species. The best the technologies can give us is a ...
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  • Thylacine
    The modern thylacine first appeared about 4 million years ago. Species of the family Thylacinidae date back to the beginning of the Miocene; since the early 1990s, at ...
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  • The Plan to Clone an Extinct Horse | Hakai Magazine
    The Plan to Clone an Extinct Horse One woman hopes technology can resurrect the Abaco Island breed. Authored by by Stacey McKenna Wordcount September 15th, 2017 | 800 ...
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