Article here. In my opinion science should occupy itself with interesting and useful things to help humankind evolve, not just "pulling shit because they can."
They chose the animals using the following criteria: Are the species desirable – do they hold an important ecological function or are they beloved by humans?Okay to the first - and good luck with that cause I'm sure it's a bit more complicated than *respawn & transport here and it all works out*, but "are they beloved by humans?" Science, ladies and gentlemen. At the bottom of the post are two related TED talks, I don't really care enough to watch them myself though and all I can think of is Umbrella Corp creating genetic clusterfucks.
"God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs."
"Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth." Dr. Ellie Sattler