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Paleogenomics & De-Extinction

We are in a period of human-led mass extinction, as species of insect, plant, mammal bird and fis...

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14.26 28 Sep 2019


Paleogenomics & De-Extinction



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14.26 28 Sep 2019


We are in a period of human-led mass extinction, as species of insect, plant, mammal bird and fish slowly fade from memory, is there any hope of returning the planet to a more natural state?

Will de-extinction technologies every be scalable enough to re-wild entire ecosystems? And could new ways of extracting DNA answer some age old questions?

Beth Shapiro is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California Santa Cruz Paleogenomics Lab


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