In 2015 a group of scientists convened to discuss the imminent extinction of the northern white rhinoceros and the possibility of bringing the species back from the verge of extinction. A publication of this meeting is designed as part of the ongoing effort to raise awareness for the extinction crisis facing rhinos and many other species. Above, the northern white rhino is seen squaring up for a fight in Kenya. The northern white rhino is very uncommon, with only three living individuals left on this planet and could be considered doomed for extinction. But now researchers have proposed a road map for preserving such endangered species through techniques that use stem cells and assisted reproduction technology.
With the new methods proposed in this article, we could eliminate the chance of species extinction if the proper cell extraction techniques take place. If enough cells are found of already extinct species, possible re-population could even happen! Imagine the possibilities of cellular recovery if this method deems possible. This technique would open the door for so many branches of science and could lead to even more groundbreaking discoveries.
This article about the rhino is remarkable. There are only three of this kind of specie left and saying they may have the techniques to preserve them and to continue there line is fantastic. This would mean extinction itself would not be as big as a problem as it today. But the part where it states about the extinct species seems to far fetched. Maybe one day they will come up with a way to save the animals we already have but bringing them back seems like something from a Spielberg movie.ReplyDelete
I agree being able to preserve animals with these techniques would eliminate the possibility of extinction.ReplyDelete
This is a really cool finding. I actually watched a video this past semester in my ecology class called "Racing Extinction" basically showing a lot of species that are going extinct. This finding could really be beneficial to the environmentReplyDelete
i love the idea of preserving animals but it brings the idea that if we are playing god when doing so. What if the animals are supposed to become extinct not due to our presence but because of its natural coarse of history.ReplyDelete