Geneticists to Try Bringing Extinct Passenger Pigeon Species Back

June 19, 2014 11:49 AM

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A bird that humans had hunted to extinction over a hundred years ago will once again be seen flying the open sky.

Revive & Restore, a San Francisco based nonprofit founded by scientists dedicated to species "de extinction," has announced it intends to use genetic engineering technologies to synthetically create new specimens of the long extinct passenger pigeon, according to the Associated Press.

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