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A “De-Extinction” Company Plans to Revive the Already Extinct Tasmanian Tiger

Can genetic engineering and reproductive technology de-extinct the Tasmanian Tiger?

Photo from a postcard of a thylacine (also known popularly as the “Tasmanian Tiger”) at the Horbart Zoo in Tasmania. The thylacine was a carnivorous marsupial native to mainland Australia as well as the islands of Tasmania and New Guinea, where it was an apex predator. Today, the species are extinct, but there are plans to resurrect it. Harry Burrell, via Wikimedia Commons.

The “Tasmanian Tiger” (also known as the “Tasmanian Wolf”) was a dog-sized, tiger-striped mammal that is unfortunately extinct today. The species went extinct due to human activities, with the…

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Jimmy Ng, Ph. D

Jimmy Ng, Ph. D

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I write about science, technology, and science fiction; 3x top writer (science, space, future); semiconductor engineer by day