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Tag: De-Extinction

American Museum of Natural History: 2017 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: De-Extinction

The 2017 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History with host Neil deGrasse Tyson and a panel of experts for a lively debate about the merits and shortcomings of a provocative idea: de-extinction. Biologists today have the knowledge, the tools, and the ability to influence the evolution of life on Earth. …

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TED: What you need to know about CRISPR | Ellen Jorgensen

Should we bring back the wooly mammoth? Or edit a human embryo? Or wipe out an entire species that we consider harmful? The genome-editing technology CRISPR has made extraordinary questions like these legitimate — but how does it work? Scientist and community lab advocate Ellen Jorgensen is on a mission to explain the myths and …

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Long Now Foundation:Stewart Brand, Ben Novak, and Revive & Restore

In “Waking the Dead: Bringing Extinct Species Back to Life” Time.com interview Stewart Brand (Long Now co-founder and President of Revive & Restore) and Ben Novak (lead researcher on Revive & Restore’s passenger pigeon de-extinction efforts). The Tasmanian tiger, pyrenean ibex, and more.