Do you believe in Resurrection? - May 25th, 2008

Until a few days ago, resurrection to me only brought memories from my childhood when learning about religious concepts, and more recently from blockbuster science fiction movies, like Jurassic Park. However, this week a report came out from real scientists announcing that they had been able to resurrect the function of a gene from an extinct animal's genome, the Tasmanian Tiger. Despite its name, this animal was a quiet hunter of a small size, that resembled a striped dog. Officially declared extinct in 1986, but its disappearance was a reality several years before that.

On May 21st, an article appeared in the journal PLoS One, a free-access journal, the report became available.

Take a look at the article, who knows maybe in a few years science fiction will become a reality.

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