Re: cloning an extinct tiger

Randy (
Fri, 14 May 1999 06:28:14 GMT

On Thu, 13 May 1999 15:21:17 -0700, you wrote:

>C A N B E R R A, May 13 — Australia’s Tasmanian Tiger, a marsupial wolf believed to be extinct, may be reborn in only a few years with geneticists cloning it from perfectly preserved baby “tigers” kept in museums.

I was excited over this news. I think the thylacine would be a great poster child for genetic engineering in general, especially since it is a very exotic-looking animal, yet one with resonances of man's best friend, the dog. It would rate very high on the warm-and-fuzzy scale, put in the right light, etc.

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