Here is an example of a desirable form of genetic manipulation: repairing some of the damage humans have done to biodiversity, backfilling empty niches that make “species invasion” inevitable. There are many ways this could go wrong, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to restore some of what has been lost!
NOTE: This article was written by Nathaniel Rich for the NYTimes.com and was published Feb 27, 2014
Bringing extinct animals back to life is really happening — and it’s going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad