Could "Jurassic Park" come true? Science explores if animals can be brought back from extinction

The first episode of "The Big Future" examines the possibility of brining extinct animal populations back to life

By Sarah Gray
October 13, 2014 6:01PM (UTC)
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We've seen fossils well preserved in museums, and we've watched epic science fiction flicks like "Jurassic Park" and our brain may have made that leap. Is it possible to take preserved pieces of the Earth's past and actually accomplish this movie-plot-worthy feat?

The first episode of the Verge's "The Big Future" explores this topic. Turns out, it may not be possible for dinosaurs. However, that doesn't mean it isn't possible for other (smaller) extinct species. Watch below:


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