17 Nov 2017

Gene drive systems and conservation

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:23 pm on 17 November 2017
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Photo: Flickr / UC San Diego

There's been a warning from scientists working in the field of genetic technologies, about its use in conservation. 

They're calling for more controllable tools to avoid the accidental spread of self-propagating gene drive systems - an important issue as New Zealand considers using this kind of technology to eliminate predators.

University of Otago's Professor Neil Gemmell, one of the authors of the article, explains his concern. 

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