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Reviving extinct DNA

In a first for science, a snippet of genetic code from long-gone species is inserted in mice and shown to work

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6:59pm, May 19, 2008

Tasmanian tigers are back. Sort of. A small bit of the extinct marsupial’s DNA is alive and well in the cells of some genetically engineered mice.

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