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JUL 29, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Foundations building center to store animal DNA

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A non-profit foundation dedicated to saving rare breeds of animals is teaming with the Smithsonian Institution on a project to preserve animal DNA through cryogenics. The Smithsonian will use the genetic material to bolster endangered species at its Conservation Biology Institute.

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JUL 28, 2014 - The Week

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Frozen semen may be the key to saving endangered species

What if there were a way to keep endangered species from going extinct?That's the rationale behind a new project at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. Researchers at the institute are putting information about animals threatened by extinction in a "stud book" and chronicling their lives from birth. The institute is providing animals with ancestral DNA tests ...

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JUL 27, 2014 - Washington Post

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For rare species, the future is in the freezer as zoos manage a conservation effort

She’s not just another girl with a pretty face living in the District’s outermost exurbs. Amani, an eye-catching cheetah feline, has a proud name that means aspiration and a strong family line that traces to Namibia and South Africa. Her rich genes make her one of the most important individuals in her small community just outside Front Royal, Va. Unlike ...

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JUL 27, 2014 - Washington Post

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Zoos face a cold, hard truth: The future is in the freezer

She’s not just another girl with a pretty face living in the District’s outermost exurbs. Amani, an eye-catching cheetah feline, has a proud name that means aspiration and a strong family line that traces to Namibia and South Africa. Her rich genes make her one of the most important individuals in her small community just outside Front Royal, Va. Unlike ...

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JUL 27, 2014 - Washington Post

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She’s not just another girl with a pretty face living in the District’s outermost exurbs. Amani, an eye-catching cheetah feline, has a proud name that means aspiration and a strong family line that traces to Namibia and South Africa. Her rich genes make her one of the most important individuals in her small community just outside Front Royal, Va. Unlike ...

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