Tasmanian tiger

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Piecing thylacine DNA back together

New research is using genomes from living thylacine relatives to build a new, chromosome-scale genome for the de-extinction of the Tasmanian tiger

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The 9 steps to de-extincting Australia’s thylacine

The reality of bringing back the Tasmanian tiger from extinction using its genome is now a step closer, but how will science make it happen?

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Tasmanian tigers start to look like dogs in the pouch

The Tasmanian tiger and wolf evolved similar genetic blueprints and lifestyle strategies, generating similar skull shapes even at the puppy stage, finds a new study

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The shared evolution of the Tasmanian tiger and the wolf

Through a molecular quirk, two distant mammalian cousins evolved to look more like twins finds new research

Extinct Tasmanian tiger now back in 3D thumbnail image

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Extinct Tasmanian tiger now back in 3D

Using 3D scanning, researchers are peeking under the preserved skin of Tasmanian tiger specimens to reconstruct its growth and development

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Sciences & Technology

Secrets from beyond extinction: The Tasmanian tiger

The entire thylacine genome has now been sequenced, revealing the apex marsupial predator was in poor genetic health and may have struggled to fight disease had it survived

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