Cloning to revive extinct species

June 17, 2002 | Source: CNN

Australian scientists say they are on the way to reviving a previously extinct species — the Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) — using cloning technology. The last one died in captivity around 65 years ago. Geneticists working for the Australian Museum said they had successfully replicated Thylacine DNA using a process called polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

This breakthrough allows the scientists to produce millions of pure copies of undamaged DNA fragments that they believe can work in a living cell.

No other long extinct species has ever been cloned.

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Cloning to revive extinct species

May 28, 2002 | Source: CNN.com

Using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), geneticists at the Australian Museum are working to revive the Tasmanian Tiger, which has been extinct for 65 years.

This breakthrough allows the scientists to produce millions of pure copies of undamaged DNA fragments, which they believe can work in a living cell. No other long extinct species has ever been cloned.

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