Now, the company has its sights set on the dodo bird.
The flightless bird went extinct in the 17 th century from the island of Mauritius.
The biotech company Colossal is actively working to reincarnate both the ancient woolly mammoth and the thylacine.
Now, for its next trick, the Dallas-based firm is bringing back the dodo, the flightless bird that went extinct roughly 350 years ago from the island of Mauritius.
Here’s how it will work: The dodo recreation includes “interspecies germline transfer of pigeon PGCs into a surrogate chicken host.”
While we don’t know everything about the dodo, it’s generally understood that the bird wasn’t as dumb as its reputation suggests.
It remains to be seen if Colossal—and the CIA—can recreate the true mind of the dodo bird, or just the body. »