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And Colossal is the company that’s going to fix it.
Combining the science of genetics with the business of discovery, we endeavor to jumpstart nature’s ancestral heartbeat. To see the Woolly Mammoth thunder upon tundra once again. To advance the economies of biology and healing through genetics. To make humanity more human. And to reawaken the lost wilds of Earth. So we, and our planet, can breathe easier.
species per year on average are being driven to extinction.
could become extinct by 2050.
The UN has declared that
of reef-forming corals
a functional application of advanced gene editing technology aimed at rebuilding the DNA of lost megafauna and other creatures that had a measurably positive impact on our fragile ecosystems.
This is DNA and the
new dawn of genetics.
This is incomprehensibly microscopic.
Yet, this is Colossal - the advanced genetics and biosciences company that’s developing the science that will save us, our planet and the species that inhabit it.
MAY PREHISTORY THUNDER FORWARD
Rise of the Mammoth
In the minds of many, this creature is gone forever. But not in the minds of our scientists, nor the labs of our company. We’re already in the process of the de-extinction of the Woolly Mammoth. Our teams have collected viable DNA samples, and are editing the genes that will allow this wonderful megafauna to once again thunder through the Arctic.Discover the Science &
Company & Team
George Church, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
Founded by Ben Lamm and world-renowned geneticist and serial biotech founder George Church.
Colossal is led by CEO Ben Lamm and anchored by some of the most recognized names in science and industry. Each one driven by their shared vision for a better world.
Meet the Colossal Scientific Advisory Board. A team made up of some of the world's most brilliant minds across all the reaches of the scientific community.
Alta Charo, J.D.
Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D.
Matthew Liao, Ph.D.
Helen Hobbs, M.D.
“ I’ve dedicated my career to advancing scientific discovery for future generations. Not only for human beings, but for all species that inhabit our planet. Colossal represents the intersection of cutting-edge science and entrepreneurial discovery that enacts real change. I am excited to be part of Colossal’s mission and vision for de-extinction and species preservation.”
" The powerful technologies that Colossal is developing today hold the potential to inspire a new generation of researchers, contribute to plant and animal sustainability, diagnose diseases, and improve medical treatments. The enormity of the impact that Colossal is creating not only inspires hope for the future of our health and planet, but also perfectly exemplifies the power of the convergence of chemistry, material sciences and bioengineering.”
“ Colossal’s work exemplifies a powerful, needed leap in the advancement of genetic engineering technologies. In leading the revolution to bring back extinct species, Colossal will restore and preserve these unique lifeforms from our planet (and someday maybe other planets). I am incredibly excited to be collaborating with their scientists, ethicists, engineers, geneticists, and visionary teams.”
It is time humanity adopts a collective “we” when addressing the long term effects of our industrial and agricultural revolutions.Learn More
Human enterprise is responsible for many amazing developments. But many of them came at a cost to our planet and the natural resources the planet has provided for countless millennia. Colossal is leading the charge to restore what has been lost or is at risk of being lost.
Preserving the planet through the de-extinction and protection of keystone species is an undertaking we can't achieve alone.
Each one of our conservation partners is thus vital to the cause, and as our studies lead to breakthroughs in genetics, we'll partner to help save existing species that are either threatened or in need of help. Together, the results will be Colossal.