Thanks to Jurassic Park, we tend to focus on one use for the DNA of extinct creatures — resurrecting them, in full, to live here in the modern age. But it's not necessary to go that far to learn a lot about those animals, and the evolution of life, in general. At the Experimental Podcast, Stephanie Vogt talks about the paleophysiologists who are reconstructing the proteins of extinct animals using fragments of DNA found in long-dead remains. Those proteins, simple as they may seem, hold some amazing stories. For instance, reconstructed haemoglobin from wooly mammoths could someday help doctors get oxygen to the brains of high-risk human surgery patients.
Scientists at Tufts University and Harvard University have created tiny "robots" out of human cells, that they call anthrobots. They used human cells from the trachea, and had them form… READ THE REST
The dodo, a flightless bird once unique to Mauritius and hunted to extinction there, is to be re-introduced by genetically engineering fresh ones. The genomes of it and the Nicobar… READ THE REST
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