Bringing biotechnologies to conservation

The Revive & Restore mission is to enhance biodiversity through the genetic rescue of endangered and extinct species.

Ecosystems around the world face unparalleled biodiversity loss but solutions are available. Genomic technologies have evolved and are increasingly affordable and effective. By developing a new Genetic Rescue Toolkit, Revive & Restore is helping to address conservation challenges in ways never before possible.

AIMING FOR INTENDED CONSEQUENCES

See Ryan Phelan share her conservation biotechnology experience on the TED main stage. She brings Intended Consequences to life by showing what conservation interventions can accomplish if uncertainty is acknowledged, and innovation is embraced.

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THE FIRST CLONED BLACK-FOOTED FERRET

In an effort to increase genetic diversity for this U.S. endangered species, “Elizabeth Ann” was successfully cloned from a historic cell line that offers three times more genetic variation than today’s endangered Black-footed ferret population.

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HOW TO SUPPORT OUR MISSION

From individual donors to corporate sponsorship, our work is funded by donations of all shapes and sizes. Consider donating today—for a more biodiverse tomorrow—through corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, or individual donations.

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BIOTECH CAN SAVE THE HORSESHOE CRAB

For decades, drug manufacturers have relied on the blood of the horseshoe crab to make vaccines safe. But a synthetic substitute can replace this practice, and just in time—when 14 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines are needed.  

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THE CATALYST SCIENCE FUND

We started this fund, with generous support from biotech company Promega, to hasten impactful innovations in conservation and to demonstrate the benefits of genetic rescue biotechnologies to the broader community.

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WILD GENOMES

We developed Wild Genomes to accelerate the adoption of genomic sequencing and tissue biobanking for applied wildlife conservation. The first projects (including the Joshua tree) were awarded in 2020 and have expanded our work globally.

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