Illustration of moas pursued by a human hunter | Illustration by Joseph Smit; Paul K via Flickr

Reconstructed Moa Genome May Move the Meaty Bird Closer to De-Extinction

The first nuclear genome for an extinct moa species begins a new chapter in research on these big bygone birds, possibly improving the chances that they will one day be resurrected.

Little bush moa skeleton from a lithograph published in the "Transactions of the Zoological Society of London," Volume XI, 1880 | Wikimedia Commons