Beth Shapiro, author of "How to Clone a Mammoth," talks about De-extinction.
Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In "How to Clone a Mammoth", Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction.
"Bringing a lost species back to life is an exciting prospect and also a scary one. No one is better able to explain the challenges and the potential of the enterprise than Beth Shapiro. "How to Clone a Mammoth" is an engaging, rigorous, and deeply thoughtful book."--Elizabeth Kolbert, author of "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History"
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