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

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  • We Might Soon Resurrect Extinct Species. Is It Worth the Cost?
    With enough determination, money and smarts, scientists just might revive the woolly mammoth, or some version of it, by splicing genes from ancient mammoths into Asian elephant DNA. The ultimate dream is to generate a sustainable population of mammoths ...
    03/20/2017 - 2:47 am | View Link
  • 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 ...
    12/31/1969 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • The ‘Frozen Zoo’ gene bank aims to resurrect extinct species
    With species going extinct at a faster rate, zoos are taking on greater conservation roles and facing deciding which animals are worth focusing efforts on saving. Some may be extinct by the time another one is reproduced and possibly never live in the wild.
    12/31/1969 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • The Quest to Resurrect Extinct Species
    But it was a cell nucleus in an amber-embedded fly that helped launch the study of ancient DNA, which quickly sparked notions of reviving extinct species and inspired Michael ... that de-extinction was feasible and worth doing. Proponents like Church ...
    12/31/1969 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Is a scientist’s attempt to resurrect the woolly mammoth ethical?
    Would years of effort and tens of millions of dollars be worth the price for a not-so-woolly elephant-mammoth hybrid? Instead, spending resources on iconic extinct species, editors at Scientific American have argued, could lead to draining resources that ...
    12/31/1969 - 7:00 pm | View Link
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  • The extinct tree which has resurrected from ancient seeds ...
    While indeed, roughly speaking, this was just one date palm species, it is not as we just lost and than recovered say, Granny Smith apple variety.
    03/18/2017 - 3:05 am | View Website
  • 7 reasons why we should bring back the Tasmanian tiger ...
    The Tasmanian tiger and gastric-brooding frog are species that are now extinct, not by accident nor natural means, but by our own hands.
    03/18/2017 - 1:03 am | View Website
  • The Birds
    Why the passenger pigeon became extinct. ... In his new book about the passenger pigeon, the naturalist Joel Greenberg sets out to answer a puzzling question: How ...
    03/17/2017 - 3:13 am | View Website
  • Moa
    The moa were nine species (in six genera) of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. The two largest species, Dinornis robustus and Dinornis novaezelandiae, reached ...
    03/16/2017 - 9:22 pm | View Website
  • How to decide which extinct species we should resurrect
    Replacement and re-introduction programmes around the world generally follow IUCN guidelines to decide which species to work with and where they should go.
    01/30/2017 - 2:10 am | View Website
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