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TED BURSA COLLEGE / 10-C Should Extinct Species Be Brought Back To Life? Merve YİĞİT 62 Mammoths, dinosaurs, sabre-toothed tigers and so on. Our lives would be much more interesting with these organisms. De-extinction is the process of creating an organism which seems to be the chance of bringing back the extinct species. Although cloning is the most widely proposed method, gene editing and selective breeding are also other options. Scientists managed to de-extinct the Pyrenean ibex but only for 10 minutes. The idea seems to be possible but the question is why we should or should not make it possible. De-extinction might be the missing piece of the puzzle of Earth. Nowadays our world is changing too fast in a negative way. We can say that global warming, deforestation, extinction etc. all cause damage to the ecosystem. When one organism in the ecosystem disappears others become effected too. The number of organisms increase or decrease in a huge way. In order to prevent this, the de-extinction of that organism might be used. For example; we can bring the dodos back rather than the giant mammoths because the dodos are more effective in the current ecosystem. If we look at this side of the topic it seems like we should. Nonetheless there are still possible exploitations of de-extinction. Personal entertainment and the personal outcomes are the most significant things for humans. Humans are getting more selfish day by day. De-extinction might be used for the financial outcomes. Imagine having only one live T-rex on this life on Earth. Everyone would go crazy just to see it. This might cause the abuse and usage of the organism which is not ethical. De-extinction is a super controversial topic and in my opinion it can be open to debate in the future.