Geneticists, For The First Time, Have Extracted RNA From An Extinct Animal—A 130-Yr-Old Tasmanian Tiger. This Achievement Offers Insights Into The Genetic Functioning Of Thylacine, Which Vanished 2k Years Ago, Except In Australia, Where It Went Extinct Primarily Due To Hunting. This Research Could Aid Thylacine De-Extinction Efforts.
Tasmanian tiger RNA is first to be recovered from an extinct species | CNN
Geneticists have for the first time isolated and decoded RNA molecules from a creature that died out long ago.