The Genetic Rescue Foundation Blog

Strike One

As previously mentioned Beth Shapiro and her team at the UCSC Paleogenomics Lab have been performing the initial sample analysis for our attempt to sequence the moa genome. Unfortunately the news is not good for our first batch… 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

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