Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday September 20, 2015

Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back Extinct Animals?

Ah, resurrection science. I can’t wait until someone figures out how to clone a T-Rex so it can run through San Diego.

...we might have a passenger pigeon again in ten years. But there’s a whole other process of trying to figure out how you teach this animal to be a passenger pigeon. It’s not just DNA. There’s also animal culture and the relationship between ecology and species. And it’s far from clear that scientists understand how they could bring back those types of relationships.