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For the cover story in the April 2013 issue of National Geographic, I explore an idea that sounds like pure science fiction: bringing extinct species back to life. What was once the purely the domain of Crichton and Spielberg is becoming a new field of research. Thanks to spectacular advances in cloning, reproductive technology, and DNA sequencing, scientists can now seriously explore the possibility of reviving some species from extinction. If not dinosaurs, then perhaps mammoths or passenger pigeons.
Read the full post here: Resurrecting A Forest