Discover the biotechnologies underlying de-extinction and what they offer conservation in this first episode of the new podcast series BWC Global Forum by the Johns Hopkin’s Center for Health Security
In this podcast episode, Revive & Restore’s Lead Scientist Ben Novak discusses our de-extinction efforts for the passenger pigeon, including the current state of associated technologies, timeline for developing and implementing future technologies, and intended and unintended consequences of de-extinction.
Listen to the podcast episode here!
”De-extinction is a sort of moonshot goal, where we need to develop so many biotechnologies to recreate something extinct that we're hoping it offshoots lots of technologies for genetic rescue in endangered species... As a conservation non-profit, our goal is actual restoration in the wild and ecosystem oriented.Ben Novak, Lead Scientist at Revive & RestoreCompiled from BWC Global
About the Project
Since 2012, Revive & Restore has worked to advance active conservation strategies, including biobanking, cloning, and de-extinction. In 2020, we helped create the world’s first cloned black-footed ferret, Elizabeth Ann. That same year, we helped create the world’s first cloned Przewalski’s horse, Kurt. Both Kurt and Elizabeth Ann highlight the genetic tools we explore to save endangered species globally.