De-Extinction Science: Coming To A Future Near You

Apr 1, 2014

A growing number of scientists worldwide are working on projects to bring back to life animals like the wooly mammoth and the passenger pigeon.

Scientists are trying to bring back the passenger pigeon, which went extinct in the early part of the last century.

But is the revival of extinct species a good thing for humanity? Or for the planet? We get into the science and the controversy of de-extinction with Nathaniel Rich, the writer behind The New York Times Magazine's cover story, The Mammoth Cometh. Original air date 03/13/14