Science on Tap: De-Extinction of Animals Using DNA Extracted From Fossils

October 29, 2013

This month’s Science on Tap event has a distinctly Jurassic Park feel to it. 

Dr. Beth Shapiro of the ecology and evolutionary biology departments at UC Santa Cruz will be discussing the biological and ethical aspects of de-extinction of animals using DNA extracted from fossils.

 

The Science on Tap series, modeled after other “science cafe” models, is aimed at bringing the community together with researchers at UCSC. It’s a relaxed vibe, where attendees can grab a drink and hear about the cutting edge science going on in their own area. The informal atmosphere also means there’s plenty of room for questions and answers.

The events, usually held on the last Wednesday of the month, take place at the Crepe Place. Tomorrow’s talk starts at 7 p.m. on the outdoor patio. There are heaters, but if the weather stays the same as it is today, you might want to bundle up.

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