Life Finds a Way: How Scientists Could Revive Extinct Animals

By Luis Martinez

Bringing back the wooly mammoth? It’s not just fodder for science fiction!

Science has come a long way, and we might finally be able to bring back some of the species which have been lost to extinction. Using DNA extracted from long-dead specimens, scientists might be able to make a viable clone or crossbreed by incubating it inside a live animal.

In this animated short, Luis Martinez walks us through the theoretical process of restoring an extinct species with the scattered remains of its genetic material — that we may one day walk among mammoths and Northern white rhinoceros again.

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