It isn’t hydrogen…

September 16, 2010

Argentina sells DNA as world demands more beef

SLOVENIA/Once the semen has passed quality checks, it is diluted to make up to 300 doses that are kept in liquid hydrogen and sold for around $10 each. Garcia said the price can be much higher if the animal has a good breeding record.

“300 doses that are kept in liquid hydrogen.” WRONG!

Biological samples are kept in cryogenic storage in liquid nitrogen, not liquid hydrogen.

D.Z.

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A veterinarian stores semen in liquid nitrogen at a semen collection center in Preska, central Slovenia, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

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