One of my most popular blog posts was a tongue-in-cheek one, Bring back the mammoth!, which has had almost 3000 views since I wrote it. Now a UCSC assistant professor has written a serious book on the subject:
Biologist Beth Shapiro explains the science of ‘de-extinction’ in new book
A leading expert on ancient DNA, Shapiro aims to separate science from science fiction in her new book ‘How to Clone a Mammoth’
April 13, 2015
By Tim Stephens
Tired of answering questions about cloning mammoths, Beth Shapiro, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, wrote a book called How to Clone a Mammoth. (Spoiler Alert: You can’t actually clone a mammoth.)
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Maybe this summer I’ll have time to read the book.