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Ryan Phelan on Reshaping Evolution for TED Radio Hour

By Biotechnology, Black-Footed Ferret, Genetic Rescue, Podcasts, Przewalski Horse, Ryan Phelan
How can genetic engineering help not just humans, but animals and plants too?  Ryan Phelan, Co-founder and Executive Director of Revive & Restore, shares with Manoush Zomoradi in this TED Radio Hour how we are using a wide range of genetic engineering tools to rescue a variety of species facing extinction.  Ryan provides examples of species that we’ve helped protect thanks to biotechnologies. This includes cloning the Black-footed Ferret to increase their genetic diversity, a necessary component to the species’ survival. She also talks about where genetic tools are desperately needed to save biodiversity, such as engineering coral reefs to withstand warmer...
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