Some people just can't let sleeping frogs lie...
March 16, 2013 11:17 AM Subscribe
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Extinction got you down? Try de-extinction! Our species has played a role in the extinction of ... many other species. But now some scientists are proposing a radical turn of the tables: Bringing lost species back from the dead. How to Resurrect Lost Species
Today's example: Rheobatrachus silus
was a bizarre gastric-brooding frog that swallowed its eggs, brooded its young in its stomach and gave birth through its mouth. The frog species became extinct in 1983. Well, it may not stay that way for long, thanks to the Lazarus Project
And wait, there's more! A lot more.
Revive & Restore, with the support of TED and in partnership with National Geographic Society, is convening a day-long conference (today) to showcase the prospects of bringing extinct species back to life, along with a discussion of the ethical issues that will raise.
Can it be done responsibly? Should it be done at all? The full-day conference
brings together a range of speakers to dive into the emerging idea of de-extinction.