Dinosaurs may be brought back to life

Last Updated: Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 18:08

Washington: Even though dinosaurs have been long extinct, bringing them back to life might be possible.

Resurrecting long extinct species such as the woolly mammoth, passenger pigeon or other extinct species is the subject of a conference at the National Geographic Society in Washington.

Organizers said that rapid advances in molecular biology and new conservation perspectives are creating a new field called `de-extinction.`

Speakers include Chris Anderson, curator of the TED Conference talk series, Australian paleontologist Michael Archer and Spanish researcher Alberto FernDandez-Arias, who has worked on cloning a now-extinct goat.

The daylong conference will include discussions of the ethical issues raised if extinct species can be brought back.

Those questions include whether they should be released back into the wild and which species should be chosen.

But organizers said that dinosaurs aren`t among the candidate species, unlike in the movie `Jurassic Park.`


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First Published: Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 14:49

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