An ambitious international project to ‘de-extinct’ the Tasmanian tiger is going ahead with backing from Australian film stars Chris and Luke Hemsworth.
Hemsworths back Tasmanian tiger project
Hollywood stars Chris and Luke Hemsworth have thrown their money behind a Melbourne project to bring the extinct Tasmanian tiger back to life.
The University of Melbourne earlier this year launched a research lab to ‘de-extinct’ the thylacine, following a $AU5million philanthropic donation.
Its goal moved one step closer after the university on Wednesday partnered with US-based genetic engineering company Colossal Biosciences.
The return of the thylacine begins today. Learn about reviving the next wave of wild: https://t.co/HGp2jfOikn #itiscolossal #deextinction pic.twitter.com/AHVnQtplf8— Colossal Biosciences (@itiscolossal) August 16, 2022
The partnership will allow the Melbourne research team to access more DNA editing technology and a group of world-leading scientists, research leader Dr Andrew Pask said.