Rhodes Scholar and acclaimed researcher of ancient DNA Beth Shapiro discusses her research findings.
She explains why Jurassic Park couldn't work, the lack of genetic diversity in Bison and how mosquitoes can live in the arctic.
"How to make a Dodo," is part of the 2008 Chautauqua Institution's Darwin and Linnaeus: Their Impact on Our View of the Natural World.
A MacArthur Fellow and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Beth Shapiro runs the Paleogenomics Lab and teaches ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz. She is the author of How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-extinction.
Ancient DNA researcher Beth Shapiro discusses Sergey Zimov's Pleistocene Park in Siberia. Pleistocene Park is an experiment to reproduce the ecosystem of the last ice age and prove that humans not climate change made the Mammoth extinct. Zimov is preparing a habitat in anticipation of a succesful mammoth clone.