Moscow State University: cell samples of all life on earth-“Noah's Ark”
The research project on creation of cryogenic storage of biomaterials will be implemented on the premises of the Moscow State University (MSU). According to the authors of the project, the data bank will include cell samples of all life on earth, which is the reason for its name – “Noah's Ark,” reports The Christian Telegraph in reference to pravoslavie.by.
The conditions for the realization of such large-scale task will be created in the scientific and technological valley of State University, the construction of which is scheduled for completion in 2018. This was announced by Rector Viktor Sadovnichy at the press conference of TASS.
“If this project is implemented, it will be a breakthrough in the history of Russia. Russia will be the first country in the world to create a 'Noah's Ark',” said the rector of the Moscow State University.
The work of scientists has assigned a large grant from the Russian Science Foundation. The basis of the data bank will be based on existing collections of the University - the collection of the Museum of Anthropology, Moscow State University, Botanical Garden, and Zoological Museum. First of all the young scientists will be involved in work on the expansion and development of the information systems that integrate the database. Earlier, V. A. Tkachuk, the Dean of the Faculty of Basic Medicine, Moscow State University talked about the importance of creating such a repository for Health on December 22. The project is conceived “to ensure that future generations have seen how humanity was developed,” says the website of the university.