About This Project
There are two routine ways to preserve tissues: formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded preservation (FFPE) and cryopreservation. FFPE allows for long-term storage at room temperature, but damages DNA and RNA. Cryopreservation preserves nucleic acids, but is costly over many years. We took inspiration from tardigrades, which survive long periods of desiccation and developed a new preservation method. We hypothesize that method will allow for the long-term storage of tissue at room temperature.
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