Engineered gene drives and the future
from University of California, Riverside via ScienceDaily
Engineered gene drives, which have the potential to spread desirable genes throughout wild populations or to suppress harmful species, have received a lot of recent attention because of their potential to control organisms, such as mosquitoes that carry diseases such as Zika virus, malaria and dengue fever. At the same time, say researchers, the recently discovered CRISPR gene editing technology has the potential to create, streamline and improve the development of gene drives.
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