Tasmanian tiger clones one step closer

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University of Melbourne scientists have successfully extracted genes from the long-extinct Thylacine (a.k.a. Tasmanian tiger) and implanted them in a mouse embryo.

Professor Archer is hopeful the thylacine can be brought back in his lifetime.

“I’m personally convinced this is going to happen. We are working on a number of projects like this. I’ve got another group working on another extinct Australian animal and we think this is highly probable,” he said.

The last tasmanian tiger died in the Hobart Zoo in 1936.

I totally want a pet Thylacine.

Image: ABC/University of Melbourne