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MD Anderson scientists have put the DNA of the extinct Tasmanian tiger back into transgenic mice to see how it would function, according to a paper published in PLoS ONE. Finding that thylacine Col2A1 enhancer directed chondrocyte-specific expression in the tiger the same way it does in mice, this is the first time that DNA from an extinct species has been used to examine function in a living organism.

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