A Colossal Mission: A Case for De-Extinction

SXSW 2022 Featured Session

New technological advancements make de-extinction possible – but should we do it? What if the rewilding of critical extinct species, as proxies to their original habitats, could help restore lost ecosystems and combat the effects of climate change? At Colossal, a team of world-renowned genetic scientists are using breakthrough advances in CRISPR technology to pioneer a practical and working model of animal de-extinction, beginning with the restoration of the Woolly Mammoth to the Arctic Tundra.

Watch the featured session moderated by Richard Garriott with Colossal CEO Ben Lamm and Head of Biological Sciences Eriona Hysolli for a deep-dive look into the science and opportunities behind species restoration and a groundbreaking new approach to conservation.