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Australia's Largest 'Living Biobank' Developed to Safeguard Wildlife Biodiversity via Cryopreservation

Australia’s Largest ‘Living Biobank’ Developed to Safeguard Wildlife Species via Cryopreservation

Australia is embarking on an unprecedented conservation effort with the development of a 'living biobank' by the University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria Research Institute. This initiative, a first for an Australian museum, will begin with the collection of...
The Neuro's Open Biobank Advances Global Neurological Research with Genetic Data

The Neuro’s Open Biobank Advances Global Neurological Research with Genetic Data

In a significant step towards advancing neurological research, the Neuro's Open Biobank has made a groundbreaking move by sharing its extensive genetic data with the global science community. Since 2020, the biobank has provided access to a comprehensive collection of...
Novel Biobank Launched by MHRA (UK) and Genomics England for Better Understanding of Genetic Impact on Medication Safety

Novel Biobank Launched by MHRA (UK) and Genomics England for Better Understanding of Genetic...

The MHRA and Genomics England are partnering to pilot a novel genetic research resource, namely a biobank. This initiative aims to enhance our understanding of how an individual's genetic composition can influence the safety of their medicines. The Yellow Card...
Animal Biobanking for Conservation Specialist Group Aims to Establish Global Network for Genetic Preservation

Animal Biobanking for Conservation Specialist Group Aims to Establish Global Network for Genetic Resources...

Our world is currently facing a massive crisis of extinction, where the populations of various wildlife species have reduced by an average of 69% since 1970. We are at risk of losing the genetic diversity that is crucial for...
Forum Workshops on Genetic Data and Animal Biobanking Successfully Hosted by EPAA in Sharjah

Forum Workshops on Genetic Data and Animal Biobanking Successfully Hosted by EPAA in Sharjah

The Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) in Sharjah hosted its 3rd day of the Sharjah International Conservation Forum for Arabia’s Biodiversity workshops on the use of genetic data to resolve taxonomic considerations and an Introduction to animal biobanking....
Global Biobank Meta-analysis Initiative (GBMI) Connects Biobanks Together to Enable Better Studies of Genetic Disease

Global Biobank Meta-analysis Initiative (GBMI) Connects Biobanks Together to Enable Better Studies of Genetic...

In 2019, scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, together with colleagues at the University of Michigan and researchers around the world, founded the Global Biobank Meta-analysis Initiative (GBMI) to connect international biobanks in order to enable larger,...
International conservation charity ZSL Partners with Nature’s SAFE Living Biobank to Preserve the Living Genetics of Endangered Species

Zoological Society of London Partners with Nature’s SAFE Living Biobank to Preserve the Living...

With more than 40,000 species currently at risk of extinction, ZSL has joined Nature’s SAFE’s mission to save those species most at risk – by providing samples from post-mortems undertaken at ZSL’s two conservation zoos, London and Whipsnade. The new...
Cryopreservation Can Save the World's Rarest Species from Extinction

Cryopreservation and Biobanking Could Save the World’s Rarest Species from Extinction

Scientists at the Chester Zoo in the UK have teamed up with some of the UK’s leading animal reproduction experts and founded Nature’s SAFE, which stands for Saving Animals From Extinction. Nature’s SAFE is one of Europe’s largest living...

New Genetic Biobank Could Help Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

A state-of-the-art genetic biobank could hold the key to preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), potentially saving the lives of hundreds of babies who die from the devastating condition each year. Developed by the University of South Australia, the biobank...

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