Biologists are using giant tortoise DNA to bring an extinct turtle back from the dead

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Down in the Galapagos, a long extinct sea turtle may be resurrected from the dead. An international team of researchers has found that a living breed of tortoise carries some of the same genes as an extinct type of turtle. Now, scientists are hatching a plan to bring the extinct Darwinian tortoise back to life.
Guest: Michael Russello, Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan and co-author of the Galapagos sea turtle paper

Contributors:

Molly Webster

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Robert Blanton

The third grade class at Far Brook School in Short Hills NJ is having a benefit concert Saturday 3/16/13.
All the funds raised from this benefit concert will be donated to Galapagos Tortoise project
This event was the conceived and organized by the students.
They will be preforming musical pieces on violin, and piano along with other instruments.

Mar. 15 2013 10:05 AM

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