The Gastric-Brooding Frog

The Gastric-Brooding Frog

The genome of this extinct frog was reactivated by scientists with cloning technology. They implanted a "dead" cell nucleus into the fresh egg of another frog species.


Key Facts In This Video

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    The gastric-brooding frog gives birth through its mouth. (0:41)

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    Scientists can use somatic cell nuclear transer to bring extinct species back to life. (0:58)

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    Extinct species that died out recently and have similar species still in existence (like the passenger pigeon) would be best candidates for de-extinction. (2:03)

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