USFWS Is Creating a Frozen Library of Biodiversity to Help Endangered Species

Biobanking enables researchers to preserve genetic diversity in wildlife by freezing and storing living cells.

The world’s wildlife are facing a barrage of threats caused by climate change, from the loss of suitable habitat to dwindling food supplies. As a result, endangered species across the U.S. are edging closer to extinction at alarming rates—and if they disappear, critical genetic information could vanish with them.