Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth? UVA Law Professor Weighs Ethical, Legal Implications of Cloning Long-Lost Species

A growing number of geneticists, wildlife biologists and conservationists believe that "de-extinction" — or bringing back an extinct species, such as the woolly mammoth, via cloning — is a very real possibility, and one that is not far off. Margaret Foster Riley, a law professor at the University of Virginia and director of Law School's Animal Law Program, has recently been researching the topic of de-extinction and weighing its potential ethical and legal ramifications.