Looking Back for the Future

When I was in DC this past January, I began to wonder how far we have not come in 10 years.

I took this photo because it kind of bummed me out. I imagine most will actually find it exciting, and for good reason. The ability to revive extinct species or prevent extinctions in a variety of ways, including using biobanking, is pretty fantastic.

But 10 years ago, I was hip deep in research to make this even better. And while I knew what I was working on was not going to be the coming of a new age in cryogenic preservation, I also knew it would help.

See, a frozen embryo is fantastic for potentially raising up an individual at some point in the future, but you’re stuck with the genetics you have access to right then.… Continue reading →