Join ABC science journalist Natasha Mitchell, presenter of Radio National's Science Friction, and special guests, for a series of hot button conversations about science, society and culture. Guaranteed to provoke!
Some believe we're witnessing the sixth major extinction event of the Earth's entire history. As our population explodes, other species are signing off. But what about bringing extinct animals back from the dead - can we, could we, and should we?
From the Tasmanian Tiger to the Woolly Mammoth, the Passenger Pigeon to a long lost frog – cutting edge genomics might give us the tools, but should we use them? The science and ethics of de-extinction is fueling one of the most heated scientific debates of our time.
Ben Novak, Lead scientist, Revive & Restore, The Long Now Foundation and graduate student, Monash University
Dr Christy Hipsley, Evolutionary biologist and palaeontologist, Museums Victoria and University of Melbourne
Euan Ritchie Associate Professor in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Deakin University