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Genebank Resilience Tested as Pandemic Enters Second Year

28 April 2021

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Just over a year ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, and countries around the world instituted lockdowns and other measures to stem soaring infection rates.

While governments highlighted the vital role that supermarket staff and transportation workers were playing in stocking food shelves, scientists began to focus on the other end of the supply chain, including how genebanks would cope with the ‘new normal.’

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