Articles & Publications The Microbiota Vault is a global non-profit initiative
to conserve long-term health for humanity.

Media Coverage

2020

  • World Radio Switzerland: Interview with Manuel Fankhauser, a Microbiota Vault pioneer (in English)
  • RTS (Swiss National Radio): Interview with Joël Doré, a Microbiota Vault collaborator (in French)
  • Publico: Vai ser criado um cofre para os micróbios da humanidade
  • ElNuevoDia: Un Arca de Noé para los microbios
  • ScienceNews: Scientists want to build a Noah’s Ark for the human microbiome
  • BlickSchweiz als Standort für «Arche Noah der Mikroorganismen»
  • Heidi.News: EXCLUSIF — Un bunker de l’armée suisse pourrait devenir l’Arche de Noé du microbiote humain
  • Higgs: Warum Tausende von Fäkalproben in einem Schweizer Bunker aufbewahrt werden sollen
  • LeTemps: La Suisse, terre d’accueil pour une arche de Noé microbienne?


2019


2018

  • The Washington Post: The silent microbiome crisis
  • NPR: A Frozen Idea To Save Helpful Germs From Disasters
  • ScienceDaily: Scientists call for microbial ‘Noah’s Ark’ to protect global health
  • Bloomberg: Scientists Urge Doomsday Vault for ‘Good’ Germs
  • U.S. News & World Report: Can a ‘Noah’s Ark’ of Microbes Save the World’s Health?
  • Business Insider: Scientists want to build a doomsday vault of germs that could one day help save humanity
  • The Daily Mail: Scientists reveal plan to create doomsday ‘Noah’s Ark’ for good germs to protect humanity against future disease
  • The Guardian: Build ‘Noah’s ark’ for beneficial gut microbes, scientists say
  • Cosmos Magazine: Call for a global microbial “Noah’s ark”
  • IFL Science!: Scientists Want To Create A “Noah’s Ark” Of Bacteria To Protect The Future Of Global Health
  • Inverse: A Doomsday Vault for Seeds Isn’t Enough, We’ll Also Need One for Our Germs

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