There’s a big problem, though. When you release altered species out into the wild, how can you prevent them from breeding with untweaked organisms living in their natural environment, and producing hybrid offspring that scientists can’t control or regulate?
“This is a problem that has been recognised for a while,” says synthetic biologist Maciej Maselko from the University of Minnesota.
Together with his team at the university’s BioTechnology Institute, Maselko has come up with a radical solution to this scientific dilemma – but it’s not one that any procreation-inclined GMOs will like too much.
“We want something that’s going to be identical to the original in every way, except it’s just genetically incompatible,” Maselko explained to Nature.
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