High-tech methods make de-extinction possible, Ashley Braun writes. But how exactly does that work? And does it work out for the animals that are a genetic likeness of the extinct species? In Longreads (@Longreads), Ashley dives into the complex biological and ecological issues. Ashley (@ashleybraun) is the current NSWA board secretary and editor of @DeSmogBlog. image: passenger pigeon, William Butts Mershon