May 20, 2008
University of Melbourne researchers have shown that a DNA fragment taken from Tasmanian tiger samples (the thylacine, extinct for 70 years) can be added to mouse embryos, where the DNA functioned normally in making collagen.
This is the first time that genetic material from an extinct animal has functioned inside a living host. Other researchers have resurrected extinct DNA inside cell lines in the lab.
This work isn’t… read more