Cloning, de-extinction, and possibly human applications

The following is an edited excerpt.

Antonio Regalado of MIT Technology Review got a nicescoop at the TEDx DeExtinctionconference: George Church and Robert Lanza are starting a company together. It’s going to be involved in reviving extinct species and so their tentative name for it is “Ark Corporation.”

Regalado reports that Lanza has filed numerous patent applications for using iPS cells to make “animals of a desired genetic make-up,” as well as to re-create extinct ones, and also for purposes of human reproduction. Indeed, he claims that he and Church will have backing from “top human IVF clinics” for their new venture. Why?

Read the full post here: Cloning, De-extinction, and Possibly Human Applications

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