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The science to bring back the extinct




A man touching a giant bronze sculpture of a mammoth in the Siberian city of Khanty-Mansiysk
A man touching a giant bronze sculpture of a mammoth in the Siberian city of Khanty-Mansiysk
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The movie "Jurassic Park" came out more than 20 years ago, and you would think - two decades later - that we'd be a lot closer to accomplishing what the scientists in that movie had done: revive extinct species.

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But there's a growing effort to bring back species like the woolly mammoth and the passenger pigeon, among many others.

Nathaniel Rich explains in his new Sunday New York Times Magazine cover story, "The Mammoth Cometh."