In face of mass extinctions, Smithsonian’s Global Genome Initiative quietly saves world’s DNA

Posted April 6, 2016 - 1:52pm

It is rare but not entirely uncommon to see a manatee swimming in the Atlantic waters of Maryland and Virginia. This one was dead, however, bobbing in the surf off Assateague Island near the Maryland-Virginia border in late October...

http://insider.si.edu/2016/04/face-mass-extinctions-smithsonians-global-genome-initiative-quietly-saving-dna/