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De-Extinction Holds Great Promise

May 30, 2013

The themes of various horror films notwithstanding, “de-extinction”—the revival of extinct species—holds enormous promise for humans. The founders of Ark Corporation, Robert Lanza and George Church, plan to pursue de-extinction primarily as a means of improving the commercial breeding of farm animals and pets. Ark’s key technology involves “induced pluripotent. . . Continue »