AGE: 46 and 65, respectively
OCCUPATION: Gene genies
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PRO: The Penn State professor is a pioneer of "museomics," in which ancient samples of hooves, hair or fur are used to decode an extinct creature's DNA. He's currently working to map the genome of the wooly mammoth, which he claims can then be cloned for about $10 million.
CON: The technology is largely untested, and Schuster has already prompted a lot of tsk-tsking from cloning opponents.