Learn how genetic engineering could be used to prevent extinctions, in this video from NOVA Wonders: Can We Make Life? The Asian elephant is endangered and on the brink of extinction; however, genetic engineering could help conserve the species. George Church is an innovator of genetic technologies and is investigating how to combine the DNA of the extinct woolly mammoth with the DNA of the Asian elephant to make a “winterized” Asian elephant that could survive in the Arctic tundra. This resource is part of the NOVA Wonders Collection.
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