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De-Extinction

A Prezi on the possibility of bringing animals back to life
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Katie Reynolds

on 26 November 2013

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De-Extinction
What?
Scientists are attempting to bring extinct animals back to life.
They have frozen DNA of species that have recently become extinct and are implanting the DNA into cells of an animal that are similar to the extinct one.
Only animals that have gone extinct in the last ten thousand years would be considered.
The West African black rhino and Baiji dolphin are examples. No dinosaurs.
What Experts Think
Questions?
Do we, as a human race, owe it to the species we drove to extinction, to bring them back to life?
If we managed to recreate a species, how would it affect our current ecosystem?
Is it worth the money, time, and technology to attempt to do this? Or could our time be better spent on other, more pressing, issues?
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