Scientists build ‘Frozen Zoo’ to save endangered species – Chad Serrate

The University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bio-science Center is building what they are calling a “Frozen Zoo”. This genetic storage shelter will save a vast amount of species ranging and starting with Big Cats, to any other animal. To gather the stem cells, scientists complete a noninvasive procedure by extracting cells on the skin of the animal. The cells are then converted to stem cells by introducing a special gene. From this point, the sperm or eggs can be produced. In my opinion, this is a major breakthrough in genetics and if successful, will play a major role with the rebirth of endangered species. As this article mainly focuses on Big Cats, the Florida Panther is looking as a significant animal to which will be reborn. This will completely transform our world and animals if successful to give life back to each struggling species.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/01/us/frozen-zoo-endangered-species-georgia/index.html

Clouded Leopard Moby

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