DailyDirt: Making Extinction Extinct

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Jurassic Park was just a movie -- there isn't really a practical way to pull intact dinosaur DNA from fossilized mosquitoes. But recently-extinct animal species might be cloned because we can actually gather intact DNA and cell fragments that can be manipulated more easily. Here are just a few examples of projects that could create animals that are now considered extinct. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: biology, chicken, cloning, dna, duck, extinction, frog, genes, goat, species


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    Anonymous Coward, 10 Apr 2013 @ 5:18pm

    birds are dinosaurs, too!

    and nothing will ever go wrong when we start playing god with animals we've never seen before.......

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    RyanNerd (profile), 11 Apr 2013 @ 5:55am

    So the zombie apocalypse will be...

    A result of humans genetically engineering and reanimating extinct species. The future sounds like an interesting and scary place.

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    Comboman (profile), 11 Apr 2013 @ 5:59am

    Cautionary Tale

    Jurassic Park was supposed to be a cautionary tale, not an example to emulate. Some appropriate quotes:

    “Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers. Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way.”

    “Discovery is always rape of the natural world. Always.”

    “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.”

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    Anonymous Coward, 11 Apr 2013 @ 6:17am

    And with strange aeons even death may die.

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