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    Extinct Animals That Can Be Brought Back With Science

    These Are the Extinct Animals We Can, and Should, Resurrect.

    Resurrecting extinct animals is both “exhilarating and terrifying,” says Beth Shapiro, an expert in ancient DNA and a biologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Exhilarating because of the unprecedented opportunities to understand life and boost conservation efforts, but terrifying in part for its ethical quandaries. In her recent book How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction, Shapiro builds on her vast experience studying ancient DNA (from woolly mammoths and bison to dodos and passenger pigeons) to offer a primer on the steps required and the questions to answer before species resurrection can become a reality. In a recent interview, we discussed the practicality of de-extinction, and the lighter sides of genetic tinkering.


    What extinct animal would you most like to bring back to life?

    My answer changes every day. Because there are so many steps along the way to de-extinction, there is no particular species that is an ideal candidate for being brought back to life. The best choice would be an animal that could not only inspire people to be interested in science and technology but that also would have a net positive impact on the environment. In my mind, the mammoth is a great choice for both of these reasons.

    Problematically, mammoth de-extinction would necessarily involve working with and manipulating female elephants. We would need elephant eggs, elephant maternal hosts and elephant surrogate families to raise the unextinct mammoths before releasing them into the wild. Before mammoth de-extinction proceeds beyond the first stages of sequencing and manipulating genomes, we need to know much more about how to perform these later steps in ways that are not harmful to elephants.

    Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scien...m3jSooIHpSF.99




    The Moa bird


    Woolly Mammoth



    Thylacine



    Wooly Rhino
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    Jurrasic Park?

    Once we start, where does it end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Jurrasic Park?

    Once we start, where does it end?
    It already started a long time ago.

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    Besides a zoo, what for? I heard there was a geneticist in Europe who wanted to bring back the Neanderthals, not sure how legal but I'd guess it would make their politics even more interesting as first worlders would move to the front of the line so to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    It already started a long time ago.
    Yeah, especially with pets, or so I have heard.

    How long till someone "brings back" a T-Rex?

    Where will it end...?
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    Hmm speculating, if recreating the failed creatures of evolution, is science's position that life is a product of creation and evolution is a crime? I'm sure somebody somewhere might argue that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Yeah, especially with pets, or so I have heard.

    How long till someone "brings back" a T-Rex?

    Where will it end...?
    I don't know. Dinosaurs will not be cloned, rather birds or lizzards will be genetically modified untill they resemble dinosaurs.

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    Besides a zoo, what for? I heard there was a geneticist in Europe who wanted to bring back the Neanderthals, not sure how legal but I'd guess it would make their politics even more interesting as first worlders would move to the front of the line so to speak.
    To release into the wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    Besides a zoo, what for? I heard there was a geneticist in Europe who wanted to bring back the Neanderthals, not sure how legal but I'd guess it would make their politics even more interesting as first worlders would move to the front of the line so to speak.
    Neanderthals would thrive in a modern social democracy. They'd probably replace us if they didn't run out of people to tax for their support first.

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    Neanderthals would thrive in a modern social democracy. They'd probably replace us if they didn't run out of people to tax for their support first.
    ~ Le sigh ~
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