Author Topic: Marin Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is Possible  (Read 616 times)

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Re: Marin Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is Possible
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2013, 07:52:00 PM »
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Re: Marin Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is Possible
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2013, 08:15:15 PM »
It's utterly impossible.  It's not just a matter of having the complete dna sequence, you also need the original egg/womb environment (amongst other things).  It actually is possible to "inherit" certain non-genetic characteristics - the term is, generally, epigenetics.  Unless you can recreate the entire natal/developmental environment, you cannot recreate an extinct species.


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