Can We Use Ancient DNA to Recover Extinct Plants and Animals?

Using DNA to recover lost traits and maybe even whole animals is not out of the question anymore. But should we?

Photo by Narciso Arellano on Unsplash

The very word — extinction —it means gone forever. Never to be seen again.

But is that really so anymore?

Modern DNA sequencing technology is able to resurrect genome sequences from ever-smaller…



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Rich Sobel

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