Endangered Species Fertility: Researchers are now using fertility techniques developed for people — like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) — to try to bring back endangered species like Africa’s Northern White Rhino.
Some environmentalists consider artificial cloning unnatural & inhumane, but others see it as an essential tool to help save growing numbers of endangered species during the sixth great extinction crisis in the history of the planet….
Dear EarthTalk: How are scientists using DNA to conserve wildlife? — Jake Summerlin, Newark, NJ Traditionally, conservation biologists have relied on field observation and sample and statistical analysis to help them understand the dynamics behind species loss, but today genetics is taking on an increasingly important role in helping quantify the biodiversity around us and even […]
Advances in genetic sequencing and molecular biology transformed de-extinction from theory into something that we are all likely to see in our own lifetimes.