Scientists have sequenced the DNA of the Tasmanian tiger, which died out within the 1930s, bringing them nearer to recreating the animal – and there are plans to do the identical with the woolly mammoth. However is it moral to take action?
It feels like one thing from a sci-fi B-Film: scientists have moved a step nearer to bringing the Tasmanian tiger again from extinction.
Also referred to as the thylacine, or Tasmanian wolf, the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial died out in its place of birth someday throughout the 1930s. Regardless of virtually four,000 reviews of “sightings” since, together with tantalisingly inconclusive video footage as not too long ago as 2008, most regard the species as having gone for ever.