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Back from the dead? The science and ethics of bringing species back from extinction

Back from the dead? The science and ethics of bringing species back from extinction

Back from the dead? The science and ethics of bringing species back from extinction Back from the dead? The science and ethics of bringing species back from extinction , 30.09 MB
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

With mass extinction upon us, some scientists are working on bringing certain species back from the dead. But their ability to do so raises ethical and practical issues. Are we playing God? Could this process go terribly wrong? Should we focus on conservation instead or in tandem with de-extinction? If we do de-extinct some species, which ones should we bring back? Three scientists, Michael Archer, Douglas McAuley, and Susan Haig, all experts in the field of de-extinction, discuss the science, the progress, and the ethical and practical concerns of bringing back to life some of the species that have gone extinct with Maria Armoudian. 

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