De-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life

Woolly mammoths, passenger pigeons, bucardos, and dodo birds. These are among a wide range of extinct species that scientists in the emerging field of de-extinction may one day be able to revive through technologies including cloning and gene editing. Readers will learn how species become extinct in the first place and how scientists in the field are working to bring them back. What new technologies are under development? Is this an ethical pursuit? Should we work on preserving endangered species instead? And where will revived species live if their original habitats no longer exist? These and other key scientific and ethical issues are explored in this in-depth look at a cutting-edge field of twenty-first-century animal biology.


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De-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost SpeciesBack to Life97814677949092017 $39.6020%$31.68 Available