Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. Enjoy a lively presentation by Dr. Beth Shapiro, an evolutionary biologist, pioneer in ancient DNA research, and author of the recently published book How to Clone a Mammoth. She will describe the controversial process of de-extinction, arguing that the overarching goal should be the revitalization and stabilization of ecosystems.
Dr. Shapiro's Paleogenomics Lab at UC Santa Cruz focuses on molecular evolution from a paleo perspective. Her work includes extracting and characterizing DNA from fossil remains.
Admission is $5 (free for Museum Members)