Scientists Intend to Use Genetic-Engineering Technologies to Synthetically Create Passenger Pigeon

June 19, 2014 1:10 PM

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Revive & Restore, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, intends to use genetic-engineering technologies to synthetically create specimens of long-extinct passenger pigeon.

If scientists succeed in their goal then we could once again see the passenger pigeon flying in the open sky. In the 1800s, the passenger pigeons were found in abundance on earth. As per estimates, at that time, the population of the passenger pigeon was nearly five billion.

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