Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Genome Initiative Urgently Works to Freeze DNA Before Species Go Extinct

A major international effort is in progress to collect and preserve half the genomic diversity of life on Earth.   And the time is running out. Earth is in the midst its sixth mass extinction. The last such event — 66 million years ago — killed off the dinosaurs and practically everything else. Among the estimated 11 million species alive today, only 2 million are described by science. Many may disappear before they even have a name.   Scientists are taking advantage of new...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter