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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.