New gene technology backed by US-military could ‘edit entire wild species’

Balance in nature is what might be a number one rule – if you upset the balance – even for a good reason – the natural system will generate a new balancing agent that might well be more disruptive than than the one you want to get rid of. The real solution is to alter the actions of people that cause the original imbalance.

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Gene drives have the potential to eradicate feral mice and malaria. But scientists are treading carefully, warning the radical new science could have unintended consequences.