Russian scientists have been conducting a research project which aims to gather DNA data of every living creature, including extinct creatures.
Russia's Moscow State University has been granted the largest-ever scientific fund, 1 billion rubles (US$194 million), for the DNA project which will store the collected DNA in the world's first DNA bank, according to Russia Today (RT)."I call the project 'Noah's Ark.' It will involve the creation of a depository – a databank for the storing of every living thing on Earth, including not only living, but disappearing and extinct organisms. This is the challenge we have set for ourselves," MSU rector Viktor Sadivnichy told journalists, RT reported.