Rhino Horn is Bio-Engineered in Lab by Start-Up to Reduce Poaching

6. 29. 15 by Kevin Woods
  • Rhino horn is in particular demand in geographies like Asia where it is believed to have powerful medicinal qualities. It is used as a cooling agent but also has a status and allure similar to ivory.
  • He said that the rhino horn was produced using a mishmash of technologies, from tissue engineering to synthetic biology and tools like 3D printing.
  • Markus said that the company is currently running a crowdfunding campaign to raise US$16,900 to sequence the rhino genome.

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