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This company is using gene editing to bring the Tasmanian tiger back from extinction

The apex predator has been extinct for nearly a century, but with genetic engineering, scientists believe they can bring it back—and help restore Australian ecosystems.

Commenting generally, and not on the specific thylacine case, Ronald Sandler, a professor of philosophy and director of the Ethics Institute at Northeastern University who focuses on environmental ethics, says he’s not against de-extinction, but emphasizes the importance of considering the most effective ways of tackling conservation challenges. Perhaps such an “elaborate technological solution” could be a distraction that does not address the underlying problems.

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