How to clone a mammoth : the science of de-extinction /
Beth Shapiro.
imprint
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015], c2015
description
xii, 220 p., 16 unnumbered p.s of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
ISBN
0691157057 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9780691157054 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015], c2015
isbn
0691157057 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780691157054 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Reversing extinction -- Select a species -- Find a well-preserved specimen -- Create a clone -- Breed them back -- Reconstruct the genome -- Reconstruct part of the genome -- Now create a clone -- Make more of them -- Set them free -- Should we?.
abstract
"Could extinct species like mammoths and passenger pigeons be brought back to life? The science says yes. In [this book], Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in 'ancient DNA' research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used--today--to resurrect the past"--Amazon.com.
catalogue key
10062363
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-212) and index.

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