The Minister of Conservation’s recent direction to put the brakes on research into gene editing for predator eradication has proven a bone of contention with some. That’s regrettable because her decision is well justified. In a recent Letter of Expecta...
2017: Discussion paper and companion technical paper exploring the use of gene editing for pest control in Aotearoa.
Before too long, we’ll be able to encode unwanted organisms for extinction. But should we?
Conservationist says it's time to talk about controversial gene technology to beat pests.
The genetic-engineering tool could help combat malaria and invasive species. But should we use it?
Panel discussion on the risks and benefits if gene editing technologies are used for pest control.
Genetic tools will help New Zealand meets its aim of being Predator Free by 2050 - but we need to understand what they are and have a public conversation about their use.
Scientists may be able to help endangered species by changing the genes of a whole population of wild animals. But some question whether that is wise.
New Zealand is known for its bold, proactive conservation strategies. Are we ready to use advanced gene editing techniques to save native species? Imagine being able to turn genes on and off, or change their code and alter their function.