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Frozen skin cells might bring back extinct species

Veterinary scientists at Kansas City Zoo are working with their colleagues at the Frozen Zoo in San Diego to bank skin cells from endangered and extinct species, such as the Western black rhinoceros, for cloning and species reintroduction in the future. "Participation in the Frozen Zoo gives us a future hope, and what better time to have hope than during the [COVID-19] pandemic?" said veterinarian Kirk Suedmeyer, Kansas City Zoo's director of animal health and conservation research.

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