679666 story Bits of Tassie Tiger Brought Back from Extinction 197 Posted by timothy on Tuesday May 20, 2008 @10:09AM from the not-much-to-look-at-yet dept. zerobeat writes "Scientists from Melbourne, Australia have managed to resurrect the gene responsible for the development of cartilage and bone from the now extinct Tasmanian Tiger. The gene was expressed in a mouse embryo so the full reincarnation of a full Tassie Tiger is a long way off. You can listen to an MP3 of ABC Australia's Robyn Williams discussing the results with the lead scientists. This is the first time DNA from an extinct species has been made to live again in a live animal."