Helen Pilcher

Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction

Helen Pilcher

Talk: Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction

Helen Pilcher has a PhD in cell biology and is an avid science writer, but she also performs comedy, comperes live events, and trains people to write and talk about science. She paid Google a visit to talk about de-extinction: Bringing back extinct animals through modern technology. With lots of humor and knowledge she discusses what is possible today, what might be possible in the future, and which of these possibilities we should use. What about certain types of frogs? The woolly mammoth? Or Elvis Presley? And what would be the consequences of bringing back these animals?

Helen Pilcher

Helen Pilcher is a tea-drinking, biscuit-nibbling science and comedy writer. She has a PhD in Cell Biology from London's Institute of Psychiatry. A former reporter for Nature, she now specializes in biology, medicine and quirky off-the-wall science, and writes for outlets including New Scientist and BBC Focus.

Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction

If you could bring back just one animal from the past, what would you choose? It can be anyone or anything from history, from the King of the Dinosaurs, T. rex, to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, and beyond.

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