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A peek inside Australia’s National Seed Bank

It came a surprise to me that all it took was an email to fling myself into the mysterious world of seed banking, even if just as a volunteer. Tucked away in the National Botanic Gardens, a cluster of modest … Continue reading

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Humming incubators and climate-controlled cool rooms: the other side of conservation

The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us. … Continue reading

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