De-Extinction is no longer the mainstay of sci-fi movies and books; it is now part of the conservation toolkit of the 21st century. Scientists are already working on ways to resurrect long-gone species from their evolutionary graves - but who decides what we bring back? And what are the emerging technologies, risks and outcomes of the growing movement to bring back extinct species?
This April, join us for De-Extinction Week at Science Gallery Dublin to examine the difficult science and challenging ethics of resurrecting extinct species.
For this talk, Andrew Mooney of the Zoology Department at Trinity College Dublin joins us to examine the social, ethical and legal ramifications bringing a species back from the dead.