Stewart Brand, Ryan Phelan, and their organization, Revive & Restore, seek to restore extinct species to their former homes in the wild. Their flagship project, The Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback, is underway to bring the iconic passenger pigeon back from extinction using the genome of the band-tailed pigeon and genomic technology. Projects like this advance the use of biotechnology for the genetic rescue of existing endagered species. Revive & Restore helps coordinate efforts so that genomic conservation can move ahead with the best current science, plenty of public transparency, and the overall goal of enhancing biodiversity and ecological health worldwide.
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