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De-extinction: Costs, benefits and ethics

Cost–benefit analysis suggests that the costs of de-extinction could imperil conservation of extant biodiversity in many cases. But there is also an ethical dimension to this debate that cannot be ignored.

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Sandler, R. De-extinction: Costs, benefits and ethics. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 0105 (2017).

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