De-Extinction: Will Scientists Really Clone the Woolly Mammoth?

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The movie Jurassic Park came out in 1993. Even back then people were thinking about the possibility of scientists getting dinosaur DNA and bringing real dinosaurs back to life. Of course in the movie, it didn’t work out so well. Last month, however, an international group of scientists announced that they’ve put together the complete genome of two woolly mammoths. Is life preparing to imitate art?

Credits

Guest:
Beth Shapiro - author, 'How to Clone a Mammoth' - @bonesandbugs

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal