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De-Extinction: A Mammoth Undertaking

Season 4 Episode 34 | 4m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

De-extinction, or using the power of modern biotechnology to bring back extinct species like mammoths and dinosaurs, would be cool. But is it really as easy as the movies make it look? Or do the cruel hands of time make it impossible? This week we look at the technical and ethical hurdles behind the science of de-extinction and reverse engineering species that are no longer around.

Aired: 05/23/17

Rating: NR

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