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Can Cloning Revive Spain's Extinct Mountain Goat?

Kai is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine based in Berlin, Germany.

The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a group of scientists is trying to revive the species by cloning cells from its last living member. A previous attempt in 2003 failed, but renewed interest in "de-extinction" in general and a private donation have allowed the scientists to try again.

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