Scientists Call For Careful Regulation Of Genome Editing
A species-altering technology is said to need careful regulation before being released into the wild. Scientists working at the cutting-edge of genetics say one possible application of a powerful new technology called genome editing has the potential to cause ecological mayhem and needs attention from regulators. The technique, referred to as a “gene drive,” would cause chosen genes, including man-made ones, to quickly spread through a species as its members reproduce.
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