The Genetic Rescue Foundation Blog

Complete Woolly Mammoth Genome Sequenced

An international team of scientists has sequenced the complete genome of the woolly mammoth. A US team is already attempting to study the animals’ characteristics by inserting mammoth genes into elephant stem cells. They want to find out… Read More

Scientists sequencing DNA of endangered tuatara

World-leading biologist Stephen O’Brien, currently in New Zealand, has looked at the DNA extracted from blood, feathers and saliva of threatened animals for almost four decades. The information has helped conservationists to anticipate the hidden dangers, such as… Read More

Moa revival vital to the survival of New Zealand’s remaining native bush

Whanganui Regional Museum natural history curator Dr Mike Dickison said resurrecting the moa in areas such as the Dart River Valley near Wanaka where they once thrived, could be vital to the survival of New Zealand’s remaining native… Read More

Breakthrough in avian artificial insemination a promising step towards Moa revival

Sea World’s reproductive center has succeeded in delivering┬áthe world’s first penguin chick as a result of artificial insemination. This is a promising development in helping to rebuild populations of endangered penguin species and is a big step forward… Read More

The Long Now Foundation Revive & Restore Project

The Long Now Foundation’s Revive & Restore project represents the most cohesive and formal effort to restore extinct species. The Moa is on the projects list of potentially revivable species. The best chance of turning the dream of… Read More

Trevor Mallard shines spotlight on de-extinction

There are growing signs of support in New Zealand for an attempt at reviving the Moa. Trevor Mallard a prominent New Zealand politician brought the issue firmly to the attention of the mainstream media by giving a presentation… Read More