GM for Pest Control

Minister right to be wary of gene editing

Minister right to be wary of gene editing

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...

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Royal Society Te Apārangi - Gene editing for pest control

Royal Society Te Apārangi - Gene editing for pest control

2017: Discussion paper and companion technical paper exploring the use of gene editing for pest control in Aotearoa.

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Reckless driving?

Reckless driving?

Before too long, we’ll be able to encode unwanted organisms for extinction. But should we?

nzgeo.com
Predator Free 2050: New call to discuss gene technology in war on pests

Predator Free 2050: New call to discuss gene technology in war on pests

Conservationist says it's time to talk about controversial gene technology to beat pests.

nzherald.co.nz
CRISPR can wipe out entire species

CRISPR can wipe out entire species

The genetic-engineering tool could help combat malaria and invasive species. But should we use it?

cnet.com
Royal Society Te Apārangi - Editing them out: The end for pests?

Royal Society Te Apārangi - Editing them out: The end for pests?

Panel discussion on the risks and benefits if gene editing technologies are used for pest control.

royalsociety.org.nz
We need to talk about gene drives and gene editing

We need to talk about gene drives and gene editing

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.

radionz.co.nz
Can DNA editing save endangered species?

Can DNA editing save endangered species?

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.

sciencenewsforstudents.org
Get ready for CRISPR conservation

Get ready for CRISPR conservation

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.

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