The Mammoth Cometh and its happening right here in our backyard. The NY Times Magazine story details the work of Ben Novak in UC Santa Cruz and the use of genetic engineering to save species from extinction as well as his work to resurrect extinct species. Called “de-extinction,” the idea of returning an extinct species like the Woolly Mammoth presents all kinds of ethical and environmental questions. Both positive and negative. Read the article to see what’s taking place in Santa Cruz, a short hour and half drive southwest of College of San Mateo.