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Can Cloning Help Save Beleaguered Species?

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Science  30 May 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5317, pp. 1329-1330
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5317.1329

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Some scientists say that cells banked at the San Diego Zoo's Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species and other "frozen zoos" could be used to clone Przewalski's horses, South China tigers, and other species on the brink of extinction. But many conservation biologists are concerned that efforts to clone endangered species could be so expensive that they derail efforts to preserve habitat.