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Science  24 Jul 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6246, pp. 388
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa9849

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In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro tackles to the topic of de-extinction, carefully considering the technological, ecological, and ethical challenges that such an endeavor would entail. Reviewer A. Rus Hoelzel recounts Shapiro's arguments (Can we? Should we?) and applauds the book as "rich in anecdote and scientifically precise."