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Author Shapiro, Beth Alison, author.

Title How to clone a mammoth : the science of de-extinction / Beth Shapiro.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  660.65 SHA    AVAILABLE
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  560 SHA    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  591.68 SHA    AVAILABLE
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  QL88 .S49 2015    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  591.68 SHA    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  660.6 SHA    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  591.68 SHAPIRO    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  660.65 SHA    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 220 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Summary "Could extinct species like mammoths and passenger pigeons be brought back to life? The science says yes. In [this book], Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in 'ancient DNA' research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used--today--to resurrect the past"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-212) and index.
Contents Reversing extinction -- Select a species -- Find a well-preserved specimen -- Create a clone -- Breed them back -- Reconstruct the genome -- Reconstruct part of the genome -- Now create a clone -- Make more of them -- Set them free -- Should we?.
Subject Extinct animals -- Genetics.
Extinct animals -- Cloning.
DNA, Fossil.
Extinction (Biology)
Genomics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Animal genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Animal diversity conservation -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Restoration ecology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 9780691157054 (hardback : alkaline paper)
0691157057 (hardback : alkaline paper)

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