24 Jan 2019

Gene editing technology for pest control

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 24 January 2019

US researchers have used CRISPR genome editing technology to successfully create a gene drive in mice. The process makes a gene more likely to be inherited than by chance alone. This has given some hope that such technology could be used to control pests. But there area is hugely complex and comes with many ethical considerations.

We speak AgResearch Chair in Reproduction and Genomics, Neil Gemmell about the use of gene editing technology for pest control.

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