Rhino IVF Could Resurrect Earth’s Most Endangered Mammal

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The Northern White Rhino is basically extinct — just two living females remain — yet scientists announced Wednesday that they’ve found a way to bring the species back from the brink.

In a paper published July 4 in the journal Nature Communications, an international team of researchers say they’ve created a first-ever hybrid rhino embryo outside the womb.

The scientists extracted a kind of egg cells called oocytes from the closely-related female Southern White Rhinos. Then they put th

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