Thanks to a genetic breakthrough, a rare rhino species may be rescued from extinction

As humans continue to encroach on our planet, we are driving a mass extinction that some experts call a “biological holocaust.” As more and more species die, it creates more and more genetic bottlenecks, which make animal and plant survival even more difficult.

Take for example the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), which can be divided into two sub-species that are genetically very similar — but one is relatively thriving while the other is on the brink of extinction....

Originally posted on salon.com