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De Extinction

Q&A with Elizabeth Kolbert: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation wit...

Is Extinction Forever? Or Is the Passenger Pigeon Waiting in the Wings?

Steve Zack | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green
Steve Zack

It is probably the most dramatic extinction story ever witnessed. Yet now there is interest and even the possibility of bringing the most famously extinct bird back.

De-extinction: A Lifeline or Pandora's Box?

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.06.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

It's amazing to think of the advances in genetic science and technology made during our lifetime. But when it comes to the idea of resurrecting a woolly mammoth via genetic wizardry in a laboratory, just because we can, does that mean that we should?

Are We Playing God? The Wisdom in Bringing Back What Is Gone

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

The essence of these verses is as relevant today as it has ever been. Do our choices enhance life for all of us? It seems to me the wisdom lies in letting the extinct stay extinct.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A With Stewart Brand

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"In short, we should bring back extinct animals for the same reasons we protect endangered species: to preserve biodiversity, to restore diminished ecosystems, to advance the science of preventing extinctions and to undo harm that humans have caused in the past."

The Conservation Perspective on 'De-extinction'

Stewart Brand | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Stewart Brand

Death is still forever, but extinction may not be. A dead body can't be reanimated once it begins to rot, but the essence of a species -- its genome -- survives rot for centuries, even thousands of years. That DNA knows how to make living animals, once we figure out how to invite it to do so.

PHOTOS: Can Humans Bring Animals Back From Extinction?

Posted 03.21.2013 | Green

What would happen if humans could resurrect long-extinct species? In its April issue, National Geographic magazine focuses on the fascinating and c...

Bizarre Mouth-Birther Puts 'De-Extinction' In Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

A bizarre species of frog that went extinct decades ago has been brought back to life. In an effort known as the Lazarus Project, scientists at th...

POLL: Should Scientists Revive Extinct Creatures?

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 03/15/2013 05:22 PM EDT on LiveScience Biologists briefly brought the extinct Pyrenean ibex back to life i...