Pathways to de‐extinction: how close can we get to resurrection of an extinct species?

  title={Pathways to de‐extinction: how close can we get to resurrection of an extinct species?},
  author={Beth Shapiro},
  journal={Functional Ecology},
  • B. Shapiro
  • Published 1 May 2017
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Functional Ecology
Summary De-extinction, the idea that extinct species might soon be resurrected, receives considerable attention in both popular and scientific literature, in particular with regard to its potential ecological and ethical consequences. Here, I review the three main pathways that are being considered at present for de-extinction: back-breeding, cloning via somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) and genetic engineering. I present the state of the art in each pathway and discuss the… 

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