Latest International Thylacine Specimen Database Stories
The thylacine had the head and body of a dog, but its striped coat resembled a cat and it carried its young in a pouch like a kangaroo.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the University of Texas, USA, have extracted genes from the extinct Tasmanian tiger (thylacine), inserted it into a mouse and observed a biological function â€“ this is a world first for the use of the DNA of an extinct species to induce a functional response in another living organism.
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