As the conversation about deextinction heats up, many people are asking themselves if it’s even possible, and if so, should mankind be ‘playing God’. If you’re anything like me, the notion of extinction-reversal calls to mind images of galimimus stampedes, venom-spewing dilophosaurusus and a hulking tyrannosaurus rex chasing down Jeff Goldbloom in the rain. Unfortunately for us romantics though, gathering DNA from fossils that are over 70-million years old becoming a possibility is very unlikely — much younger species, however, is a different story. It’s becoming clear that the idea of reviving extinct species is far from Hollywood pseudoscience. With the recent TEDx DeExtinction conference that was held a week and half ago in Washington, D.C., molecular biologists, ornithologists and bioethicists are bringing what…