biotechnology

Forget The Woolly Mammoth — Let’s Resurrect Some Extinct Plants

Forget The Woolly Mammoth — Let’s Resurrect Some Extinct Plants

From Jesus to “Jurassic Park,” people dream of resurrection, cheating death, defying nature, and uncovering the mysteries of the past. We debate the ethics of reviving extinct species like the passenger pigeon or woolly mammoth, with scientists clamoring to make some poor, hairy proboscidean clone baby take its first awkward…

Piglets Born With Monkey Cells Are A World First

Piglets Born With Monkey Cells Are A World First

Scientists in China created piglets whose organs contained some monkey cells. The piglets all died within a week, illustrating the challenges ahead as researchers work toward the goal of growing human organs inside other animals.