Watch out, world! In a century from now, one of four extinct breeds of Galapagos tortoise could be living, breathing, and lovin' life once again!
Eleven of the fifteen species of Galapagos tortoise are still in existence. Gisella Caccone of Yale University believes that careful cross-breeding of these animals could revive the lost breed.
"...In theory it could be done, and I think it's pretty exciting to bring back from the dead a genome that we thought was gone," Caccone told BBC news.
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What kind of hope does this provide for other extinct species?