The Little Known World Of Biological Storage & Why It's Important
Let's face it, biological storage isn't something most of us think about every day, or even every year. But behind the scenes, in laboratories all across the country, the storage of biological samples is becoming increasingly critical to research into the underpinnings of medical and biological sciences.
It's Not Just a Brain in a Jar AnymoreTissue storage has come a long way since the days of creepy things floating in jars of formaldehyde. Methods are as varied as the reasons for collecting and keeping life form samples. Biologists preserve tissues from:
- Field samples for DNA identification;
- Donors for storage and transplantation;
- Plants and animals for species or cell line preservation;
- Research subjects for experimentation and data gathering;
- Fluid preservation;