A Plan To Bring Back The Woolly Mammoth

Steward Brand, a man who’s perhaps better known as the founder of The Whole Earth Catalog, is proposing a controversial project: de-extinction.

He plans to revive and restore extinct species.

It’s possible, he says, to take tiny bits of ancient DNA from museum specimens, and with the help of new technology, assemble its full genome, and then reconstruct the entire organism from it.

h/t: THE EARTH INSTITUTE

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