A Step-By-Step Guide to Resurrecting the Woolly Mammoth

As our grasp of genetics and cloning grows, the one question everyone asks is, "When can we recreate an extinct species from old DNA?" It just so happens that scientists have quite a bit of woolly mammoth DNA lying around, and now science journal Nature » 11/20/08 8:20am 11/20/08 8:20am has got the resurrection process all figured out.Mammoths lived…

Extinct Tortoise Could Make a Comeback

When Charles Darwin wrote about giant tortoises living on Floreana in 1835, he noted a marked decline in their population from previous years. Eleven years later, another visitor to the island declared the entire species extinct. But a fortuitous discovery has led researchers to believe that they can bring this animal… » 9/24/08 12:00pm 9/24/08 12:00pm

Resurrecting the Extinct Tasmanian Tiger from Preserved DNA

The Tasmanian Tiger was wiped out decades ago, but some scientists from Australia have a mad plan to resurrect the wolf-like marsupials and reintroduce them to their original habitat. We may still be decades away from Jurassic Park, but these researchers did successfully implant Tasmanian Tiger DNA into a mouse and… » 5/23/08 8:00am 5/23/08 8:00am