Bringing back the Tasmanian tiger
Professor Andrew Pask is head of the TIGRR Lab (short for Thylacine Integrated Genomic Restoration Research) at the University of Melbourne, leading the charge to extract DNA from a Tasmanian tiger pelt sample, and genomes from thylacine relatives, to build a new genome for the de-extinction of the Tasmanian tiger - a possibility that’s closer to reality than science fiction.
Hosting the podcast conversation this week – about everything from conservation to venture capitalism – is national science reporter for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Liam Mannix.
Mannix was one of a host of experts from our newsrooms who helped compile our list of “52 New Makers of 2022” – an annual issue of the magazine that honours those who rose to prominence in the year in question, from a range of fields – including everything from sport to business to politics to fashion and science.
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