Rise of the Necrofauna a “best science pick” in Nature

Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week’s best science picks in Nature, and says:

“De-extinction is so hot a topic it sizzles. Science writer Britt Wray braves the heat for a neat overview of the science and its ethical and environmental implications. After explaining techniques for manipulating ancient DNA (cloning, CRISPR and selective breeding), Wray interviews a number of ‘resurrection researchers’ such as geneticist George Church of the Woolly Mammoth Revival project. The sceptics, including biologist Paul Ehrlich, add balance to Wray’s tour of this hellishly complex, decidedly nascent field.” – Nature