Pyrenean Ibex

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  • Pyrenean Ibex Research Paper

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    The Brief De-Extinction of the Pyrenean Ibex As humans we are constantly intrigued by the idea of bring species that have been long extinct back to life in order study them and gain more knowledge about them. It has been estimated that about 99% of the four billion species on earth are extinct. Scientists and researcher gather what information that they can from the resources available, but there is so much more that we do not know, and are yet to find out. And with advances in cloning and genetic

  • Debunk Greely's Five Benefits For De-Extinction

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    Imagine living in a world where bringing back extinct species is not just fantasy. A present-day world with massive flocks of passenger pigeons flying and with woolly mammoths walking the boreal forests of the north. Believe it or not, science and technology are on the cusp of making this happen. This process is known as de-extinction, the resurrecting of species that have died out. Stanford professor Hank Greely has identified five benefits for de-extinction: Advancement of scientific knowledge

  • The Dinosaurs Of Jurassic Park

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    science fiction. A group of Spanish and French scientists once reversed time by bringing an animal back from extinction, but it was only to watch it become extinct again. The animal they resurrected was a kind of wild goat known as Bucardo, or Pyrenean Ibex. It lived high in the Pyrenees, the mountain range that divides France from Spain. There, it clambered along cliffs, nibbled on leaves, and endured harsh winters for thousands of years. Hunters, however, were blamed to be the number one reason

  • Cons Of De-Extinction

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    thousand and one-hundred thousand species who become extinct each year (WWF). Experts say that of all the species that existed on this planet, 99.9% are now extinct (PBS). However, what if they could be brought back? Years ago, species such as the Pyrenean

  • Cloning Animals

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    During the past few years’ scientists have come closer to cloning extinct species due to advances in technology. There are many benefits and possibilities with cloning extinct animals but there are also many ethical implications and economic issues. There are many factors that play a role in the extinction of a species, such as overharvesting and overhunting, disease and introducing new predators and food competitors. The passenger pigeon, a species scientists are trying to clone, were hunted to

  • Persuasive Essay On Cloning

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    In 1997, the first primate was created by embryonic cell nuclear transfer. The scientist Li Meng, John Ely, Richard Stouffer, and Don Wolf, fused an early stage embryonic cell with an enucleated monkey egg cells using electrical shock. The embryos were then implanted into a surrogate. Out of 29 cloned embryos, two monkeys were born. The female was named Neti and the male was named Ditto (“The History of Cloning” par. 25-26). This experiment showed that primates, which are the closest relatives to

  • Argumentative Essay On Jurassic Park

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    In 1993, Steven Spielburg’s Jurassic Park introduced the concept of bringing extinct species back. In 2003, a team of Spanish and French scientists took Spielburg’s movie to the next level—they successfully brought back the Pyrenean ibex, a species of wild goat (93). With increasing rates of extinction, the scientific community is debating whether or not this process of de-extinction should continue to be pursued. Although it would be remarkable to visit an exhibit featuring a saber-tooth tiger or

  • The Passenger Pigeon Extinction

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    The Passenger Pigeon has been extinct since 1914 when the last specimen, a female bird named Martha, died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo. though many thing of extinction as an end all be all, recent advancements in DNA technology and understanding may make extinction extinct. Scientist have concluded that it is possible to take still-viable dna cells from long-dead specimens, implant them in a closely related modern-day specimen, and have a chimera of an extinct species be born. For many extinct

  • Frankenstein Science Fact Or Science Fiction?

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    Franklin Hose Mrs. Joyner Dec. 16, 2016 Frankenstein Science fact or Science fiction? In Frankenstein, the technological parallels of Victor Frankenstein’s lab and 21st-century science resemble the use of Organ Transplants, the use of artificial body parts, and the use of stem cell on people. The use of Organ Transplant, stem cells, and artificial body parts could be the way to extend the life of people even the way to create immortality. In Frankenstein it is never said if the monster ever died

  • Human Values And The And Science Impact On Our Health, Lives, Society And Environment

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    molecules. Gene cloning is largely accepted and used in many labs worldwide in order to study genes that cause diseases. Moreover, DNA cloning can be used to revive extinct animal by using the preserved DNA of an extinct species and clone them. The Pyrenean ibex is a wild mountain goat which was declared extinct in 2000 in northern Spain. Shortly before its death, scientists preserved its skin samples in liquid nitrogen. Using DNA taken from these skin samples, they were able to replace the genetic material