Tag: gene drives

December 13, 2022

Can gene editing wipe out invasive island mice?

Editing the genes of invasive mice could drive them to extinction on islands where they’ve become established within 25 years, researchers found. By using the gene-editing tool CRISPR, researchers believe...

September 19, 2019

Americans are open — cautiously — to gene drives

When the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District proposed combating Zika virus by releasing genetically engineered mosquitos, voters in the affected suburb balked. Researchers recently honed in on public attitudes about...

June 25, 2018

Can genetics offer new tools for wildlife biologists?

Could genetic advances in the laboratory transform wildlife management on the ground? It’s a question APHIS Wildlife Services biologists are asking as they look at adopting genetic technologies increasingly being used in medicine...