How Close Are We to Resurrecting Extinct Species?


Bringing extinct animals back to life sounds like science fiction, but gene-editing techniques are making it possible.

U.S./Mexico Border Wall Puts Animals In Danger Of Extinction –

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Mammoth Tooth Discovery Suggests Ancient Beast Was Feeding Just West of Austin
“About 67,000 years ago, a gigantic mammoth chowed down on enormous mouthfuls of grass in Texas, just west of where modern-day Austin is located, according to new research.”

Bringing extinct species back from the dead could hurt—not help—conservation efforts
“…the concept of de-extinction—bringing extinct animals back to life through genetic engineering—is beginning to move from the realm of science fiction to reality.”

Molecular ‘Lego’ Promises to Sharpen CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool
“The tool, called a “molecular LEGO,” could improve CRISPR’s ability to cut away damaged DNA and help treat diseases like cystic fibrosis and leukemia”

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