British Project Protects Endangered DNA

Britain's Frozen Ark project aimed at safeguarding genetic material from a variety of species boarded its first endangered passengers Monday, including an Arabian oryx, a spotted sea horse and a British field cricket. The Ark, a project by three British institutions, doesn't include any living animals, but hopes to collect frozen DNA and tissue specimens from thousands of endangered species. Like Noah, the scientists harbor hopes of repopulating the Earth.

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