Beth Shapiro

How to Clone a Mammoth

Beth Shapiro

Talk: How to Clone a Mammoth

Evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro visited Google's Cambridge, MA office to discuss her book, "How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction". In the book, Dr. Shapiro considers de-extinction's practical benefits and ethical challenges. Would de-extinction change the way we live? Is this really cloning? What are the costs and risks? And what is the ultimate goal?

Beth Shapiro

Beth Alison Shapiro is an American evolutionary molecular biologist. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz

How to Clone a Mammoth

Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction.

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