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Featured Session: Dodo de-extinction and other lost animals - Ben Lamm and Andrew Pask in Conversation

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Featured Session: Dodo de-extinction and other lost animals - Ben Lamm and Andrew Pask in Conversation

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In an unmissable SXSW Sydney session, Ben Lamm, CEO of Colossal Biosciences and Professor Andrew Pask, leader of the Thylacine Integrated Genetic Restoration Research (TIGRR) Lab at the University of Melbourne, discuss their ground-breaking work to bring back the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine.

The partnership, poised to make significant contributions to marsupial conservation in Australia, offers access to CRISPR DNA editing technology and a network of expert scientists. TIGRR's focus is on refining reproductive technologies for Australian marsupials, while Colossal will leverage CRISPR gene editing and computational biology to reconstruct thylacine DNA.

The ultimate aim - to potentially reintroduce a living baby thylacine within a decade, thus advancing marsupial conservation and de-extinction endeavours. Colossal Biosciences is concurrently engaged in the revival of the woolly mammoth, a pivotal species in the Arctic Tundra ecosystem.

Wildlife scientist, Dr Vanessa Pirotta moderates the session.

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