Forever Embryo™ DNA Time Capsule
There are two ways to preserve a DNA sequence:
One method is full genome sequencing and storing the sequence as a computer file. The problems is that full genome sequencing is still expensive at about $600 per each embryo.
Another problem with storing the full genome sequence as a computer file is that in a 100 years there will be no computer able to read today's digital storage medium; just like today there is no computer capabale of reading a floppy disk, that was ubiquitous only 20 years ago.
Therefore we offer to store the actual DNA of the embryos. Forever Embryo™ uses proprietary technology for DNA preservation on the slide. We believe that it is safe to assume that if DNA is able to remain intact for thousands of years simply through natural processes, DNA preserved by a technique specifically designed for DNA preservation, may be even more efficient.
To further protect the DNA from the air, it is covered with a layer of very durable acrylic plastic. The method and process for preservation of embryonic DNA in Forever Embryo's™ time-capsule is protected by a U.S. patent-pending worldwide.
Slide with first names and the day of conception
On the picture above is the sequencing of DNA successfully recovered from the Forever Embryo™ capsule after storage at room temperature.
It was analyzed by Progenesis laboratory as a blind sample. This particular embryo was chromosomally abnormal embryo with monosomy 7 (it only had one copy of the chromosome instead of two).
Forever Embryo™ design
Forever Embryo™ time-capsule's shell was designed by Hamlin Designs, LLC of Buffalo, New York. Jacob Hamlin has a history of outstanding product designs created for major corporations, including Rolls Royce.
The shell of the capsule is made out of a heavy acrylic plastic using precision computer-assisted cutting and is hand fire-polished for transparency.