de-extinction

Director of Oscar-Winning ‘My Octopus Teacher’ To Make a Docuseries on Dallas-Based Colossal Biosciences

by | Feb 21, 2024
Colossal Biosciences and production partner Teton Ridge Entertainment have signed with James Reed, director of the Oscar-winning Netflix documentary "My Octopus Teacher," and his company Underdog Films, to produce the docuseries.
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Hollywood Brand Veteran Takes CMO Helm at Colossal Biosciences to Bring De-Extinction to the Global Stage
by | Feb 2, 2024

Veteran marketing executive Emily Castel has joined Colossal Bioscience, the world’s first de-extinction company, as its first chief marketing officer, bringing her global entertainment and consumer brand experience to Colossal where she will lead global efforts to scale the company’s brand, experiences, consumer products, and emerging media properties....

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Colossal Biosciences, Vertebrate Genomes Project Publish First High-Quality Reference Genome of African Elephant
by | May 19, 2023
Last year, the partnership announced a near complete sequence of the Asian elephant genome. Colossal and VGP said the sequencing work is part of a long-term effort to ensure the survival of elephant species in the face of climate change, deforestation, and disease.
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Dallas-Based Colossal Is ‘De-Extincting’ the Tasmanian Tiger

by | Aug 16, 2022
Colossal is already working to "de-extinct" the woolly mammoth via a mammoth-elephant hybrid project. Now the Tasmanian tiger—which went extinct nearly 100 years ago due to human hunting—is the second species Colossal is seeking to bring back. "We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Andrew Pask and the University of Melbourne to restore this amazing animal to Earth," said Ben Lamm, Colossal's co-founder and CEO.
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