How to Clone A Mammoth

How to Clone A Mammoth

The Science of De-extinction

Book - 2015
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"Could extinct species like mammoths and passenger pigeons be brought back to life? The science says yes. In [this book], Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in 'ancient DNA' research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used--today--to resurrect the past"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780691157054
0691157057
Characteristics: xii, 220 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

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Sep 18, 2016

I found it boring. The author is a DNA specialist, and not an expert at ecology or the environment. She doesn't provide a compelling argument for reintroducing extinct animals, except that it would boost her budget.

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