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COVID-19

An Interview with Ryan Phelan: Using Biotechnology to Revive Endangered Species and Restore Damaged Ecosystems

By COVID-19, Horseshoe Crab
COVID-19 Vaccines and the Harvesting, Bleeding, and Killing of Horseshoe Crabs This article was published on July 01, 2020. Access the original PDF, here. Wilson Sonsini attorneys Vern Norviel and Charles Andres recently sat down with Ryan Phelan of Revive & Restore (R&R). R&R is using 21st-century biotechnology (including genomics, high throughput sequencing, and synthetic biology) to address urgent conservation challenges. One issue that is particularly pressing is the harvesting and bleeding of horseshoe crabs, a threatened keystone species, and the source of Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL). LAL, obtained from the blood of horseshoe crabs, is employed in pharmaceutical manufacturing...
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Patrick Kavanagh | Revive & Restore

Self-isolation’s Silver Lining

By COVID-19

Written by Yolanda Van Heezik & Philip Seddon Both Yolanda Van Heezik & Philip Seddon are wildlife biologists in the Department of Zoology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Originally posted on News Room, a New Zealand news site, adapted slightly by Revive & Restore. Are you waking to the sound of korimako (Anthornis melanura)? Do there seem to be many more piwakawaka (Rhipidura fuliginosa) flitting around your head as you potter about in the garden? What’s going on? Why do there seem to be so many birds around? With most of us still spending more time at home everything…

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