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  • Scientists Recover RNA From an Extinct Species for the First Time

    Scientists Recover RNA From an Extinct Species for the First Time

    The last known thylacine—the largest marsupial carnivore in recent times—died in Tasmania’s Beaumaris Zoo in 1936. But the animal has recently been the target of de-extinction efforts, and now, a team of researchers has managed to recover RNA from the creature—the first time such a feat has been accomplished for any extinct species. The researchers…