Episode 9: Bringing Dodos Back

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Should we be reviving extinct species, Jurassic Park-style, just because we can?  The science is almost there, and we may see long-extinct species like the wooly mammoth and passenger pigeon live and breath again. But should "de-extinction" really have a place in conservation?  Listen in to the Tooth and Claw debate. 


Arguing in favour of de-extinction science is Michael Archer, whose lab is at the cutting-edge of the field, working to bring back the gastric brooding frog from extinction.  Meanwhile, Fred Guterl, the executive edtior of Scientific American magazine, defends his magazine's editorial stance against de-extinction. 

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