extinct: an animal or plant that no longer exists
Scientists Raise $225 Million to Bring the Dodo Bird Back to Life
Colossal Biosciences is planning to bring extinct animals back to life. They have already raised $225 million to make their plan a reality.
The dodo bird disappeared from the world in 1681. Colossal Biosciences wants to study its DNA and try to make a new dodo bird. They will look at the DNA of the Nicobar pigeon, the closest living bird to the dodo. By making changes to the pigeon’s cells, they hope to create dodo-like cells. They then plan to put these cells into the eggs of other birds.
They also plan to bring back the wooly mammoth. This project could help humans too. By changing the DNA of animals, they might find new ways to treat or prevent diseases in people.
1. Scientists are trying to save endangered animals from becoming extinct.
2. Many plants have also gone extinct due to habitat loss.
3. Do you think that humans will one day go extinct?