Rewinding the process of mammalian extinction

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Saragusty, J.; Diecke, S.; Drukker, M.; Durrant, B.; Friedrich Ben-Nun, I.; Galli, C.; Goeritz, F.; Hayashi, K.; Hermes, R.; Holtze, S.; Johnson, S.; Lazzari, G.; Loi, P.; Loring, J.F.; Okita, K.; Renfree, M.B.; Seet, S.; Voracek, T.; Stejskal, J.; Ryder, O.A.; Hildebrandt, T.B.;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (U.S.A.)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1002/zoo.21284
  • Subject: conservation | biodiversity | assisted reproductive technologies (ART) | induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) | rhinoceros | Technology Platforms | gametes | endangered species | public awareness

With only three living individuals left on this planet, the northern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) could be considered doomed for extinction. It might still be possible, however, to rescue the (sub)species by combining novel stem cell and assisted repro... View more