DNA is the molecular blueprint that makes you you. It is YOUR unique code - a molecule that contains your body’s unique instructions to live, learn, grow, adapt, and reproduce.
You are made up of over 27 trillion cells. Each coordinates and functions with precise instructions provided by your DNA.
DNA connects all life here on Earth. This code connects us through the tree of life to all of our ancestors, to all humans, and to all of Earth’s biodiversity. Our DNA connects us back to a single origin.
Scientists have found DNA from Woolly Mammoths, Saber Tooth Tigers, and Neanderthals. We learn about ancient life through DNA.
It makes sense to save a copy of Earth’s biodiverse DNA today for the future. A genetic bank could be used by future scientists to study or even recreate life today.