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The real science of Jurassic Park

Could scientists really bring dinosaurs back to life? An evolutionary biologist explains

By Beth Shapiro  

The science of de-extinction—research into how we might be able to bring species that have become extinct back to life—is a rapidly emerging field. It’s not completely surprising that the idea has attracted so much attention. It’s a fascinating thought that we might be able to revive long-lost species such as the mammoth or even, as Jurassic Park imagines, dinosaurs. But it’s also appealing because if…

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