The Ambrose Monell Collection for Molecular and Microbial Research
is the American Museum of Natural History's newest research collection. Launched in
May 2001, the Monell Collection will house approximately one million frozen tissue
samples representing the DNA of a wide range of species. Potentially the largest and
most comprehensive initiative of its kind, the Museum's frozen tissue collection will
support a broad range of research, and allow scientists, today and in the future, to
take full advantage of advances in genomic technology.