Resurrecting Extinct Species Could Kill Off Endangered Species, Study Finds

How can we stop extinction? One solution scientists have been developing for decades is de-extinction — the process of resurrecting extinct species through genetic engineering.

 

Three-dimensional render of a woolly mammoth. (Credit: Shutterstock)

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Canine Pups Befriend Cheetah Cubs to Save the Species

One day, we might be able to say that the dog saved the cheetah from extinction.

 

Winspear the cheetah and Amani the black Labrador at their first birthday party. Their birthday treat was a chicken-flavored giant popsicle. [Photo: NBC 5 News]

Kittens and puppies growing up together isn’t that strange, but most people don’t imagine this with baby cheetahs in the mix.

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Prehistoric Woolly Mammoths About to Be Resurrected, Claim Harvard Scientists

Harvard scientists say they are two years away from creating a hybrid embryo with mammoth traits.

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Giant Australian Creatures, the Megafauna, Were Wiped Out By Humans, Not Climate Change

A new study may explain why the Australian megafauna went extinct around 45,000 years ago.

About 50,000 years ago giant animals called “megafauna” roamed Australia. We are talking about 1,000-pound kangaroos, 500-pound flightless birds, 25-foot-long lizards and tortoises the size of cars. And after the arrival of the first humans, more than 85% of these animals went extinct.  

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Giraffes and Cheetahs Are Going Extinct, Warn Scientists. Why Should Humans Save Them?

Cheetahs and giraffes have been placed on the conservation "red list" due to collapsing populations.

Experts are warning that two iconic animals are nearing extinction. 

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