Thanks to scientists at LSU in Baton Rouge, it's now possible to sequence the DNA of extinct species like the Ivory Billed Woodpecker and Dodo. This could prove to be an invaluable research tool in the modern age of genomics.  You can get the University's official news release on the subject below.  Good for reading at bedtime, because it'll probably put you to sleep.  And you can doze off with the faint strains of the theme to "Jurassic Park" playing in your head.