posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:56 PM
reply to post by powerdrone
In the case of the dodo and the thylocaine, I'm fairly certain you are correct in that any remaining DNA is not viable due preservation methods.
Formaldehyde might preserve something's appearance in a jar, but, it's no good for DNA.
We thus need other preserved copies.
Learning the hard way, we are indeed preserving DNA samples of threatened and endangered animals for the very purpose of bringing them back, perhaps,
sometime in the future.
I think it'd be interesting were we to find viable Neanderthal DNA to bring back this group of hominids that likely died out due competition along