How to Clone a Mammoth

The Science of De-Extinction

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Ranked #70 in Biotechnology

Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, 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. Journeying to far-flung Siberian... more

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Jacquelyn Gill Our ancient DNA collaborator is @bonesandbugs, who will be helping to train us in how to analyze the DNA of ancient plants from sediment cores and coprolites (to reconstruct ancient animal diets). You may know her from her awesome book: (Source)

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