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A Mammoth Undertaking: The Science of De-Extinction!

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Try 23andMe: Make sure we don’t go extinct and SUBSCRIBE! ►► ↓↓↓More info and sources below ↓↓↓ De-extinction, or using the power of modern biotechnology to bring back extinct species like mammoths and dinosaurs, would be cool. But is it really as easy as the movies make it look? Or do the cruel hands of time make it impossible? This weel we look at the technical and ethical hurdles behind the science of de-extinction and reverse engineering species that are no longer around. Hybrid reptile/chicken skull scans courtesy of Bhart-Anjan Bhullar -----------REFERENCES: Shapiro, B. (2015). How to clone a mammoth: the science of de-extinction. Princeton University Press. Sherkow, J. S., & Greely, H. T. (2013). What if extinction is not forever?. Science, 340(6128), 32-33. Zimmer, C. (2013). Bringing them back to life. National Geographic, 223(4), 28-41. -----------FOLLOW US: Merch: Facebook: Twitter: @okaytobesmart @DrJoeHansonTumblr: Instagram: @DrJoeHansonSnapchat: YoDrJoe----------- It’s Okay To Be Smart is hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D.Director: Joe NicolosiWriter: Shaena Montanari, Ph.D.Producer/editor/animator: Andrew OrsakProducer: Stephanie Noone and Amanda Fox Produced by PBS Digital StudiosMusic via APMStock images from Shutterstock

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