The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct CreaturesBook - 2017
Science fiction becomes reality in this Jurassic Park-like story of the genetic resurrection of an extinct species - the woolly mammoth. Ben Mezrich takes us on an exhilarating true adventure story from the icy terrain of Siberia to the cutting-edge genetic labs of Harvard University. A group of young scientists, under the guidance of Dr. George Church, the most brilliant geneticist of our time, works to make fantasy reality by sequencing the DNA of a frozen woolly mammoth harvested from above the Arctic circle, and splicing elements of that sequence into the DNA of a modern elephant. Will they be able to turn the hybrid cells into a functional embryo and bring the extinct creatures to life in our modern world? Can we right the wrongs of our ancestors who hunted the woolly mammoth to extinction—and at what cost?--amazon.ca.
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 
Branch Call Number: 591.68 MEZ
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 24 cm