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Instant Genius Podcast: Bringing back the Tasmanian tiger from extinction, with Helen Pilcher

Published: 02nd September, 2022 at 11:16
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When we bring back a species after it's gone extinct, are we bringing back the real thing? Biologist Helen Pilcher explains whether we can really bring back species from the dead.

Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week's episode, we talk to Helen Pilcher, a biologist and science author.


She discusses whether we can bring back a species after it has gone extinct, and how the research could help us protect species under threat of extinction.

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Daniel BennettEditor, BBC Science Focus

Daniel Bennett is the Editor of BBC Science Focus. He is an award-winning journalist who’s been reporting on science and technology for over a decade, writing about the science of serials killers, sandwiches, supernovae and almost everything in between.


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