gene drive

The risks of using gene drives to get rid of ‘pesky species’

Using gene drives to eradicate pests has a potential downside—DNA is constantly changing. That means gene drives have the potential ...
seeds

Are neonicotinoid seed treatments critical for protecting crops—or unnecessary, with potential to harm bees?

If neonic seed treatments don’t increase yields, reducing their use to limit potential harm to bees would be an easier ...
mosquito and dna

Talking Biotech: The powerful potential—and risks—of CRISPR engineered ‘gene drives’

Evolutionary biologist Fred Gould: 'Gene drives' can be found in nature. Now, scientists want to engineer them to decrease populations ...