A scientific illustration of a Christmas Island rat
Genome Spotlight: Christmas Island Rat (Rattus macleari)
The near-complete genome of a recently extinct rodent elucidates the potential—and difficulties—of resurrecting species.
ABOVE: Joseph Smit; Proc Zool Soc Lond, 1887
Genome Spotlight: Christmas Island Rat (Rattus macleari)
Genome Spotlight: Christmas Island Rat (Rattus macleari)

The near-complete genome of a recently extinct rodent elucidates the potential—and difficulties—of resurrecting species.

The near-complete genome of a recently extinct rodent elucidates the potential—and difficulties—of resurrecting species.

ABOVE: Joseph Smit; Proc Zool Soc Lond, 1887

De-extinction

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The Booming Call of De-extinction
W. S. Roberts | Oct 19, 2020
Scientists seek to combine genome editing with a technique used in chicken breeding to try to bring back lost birds.
Contributors
Catherine Offord and Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2017 issue of The Scientist.
CRISPR May Prove Useful in De-Extinction Efforts
Britt Wray | Sep 1, 2017
Researchers are using the powerful gene-editing tool to recreate the woolly mammoth.