Gene drive for conservation. What’s natural?

Gene drive researchers are noticing how their work intersects with societal assumptions about nature and ‘natural-ness.’ Gene drive is an umbrella term for a suite of gene editing techniques and processes enabled by the CRISPR-Cas9 revolution. Scientists have long known that sometimes, ‘selfish’ genes can override the typical Mendelian laws of genetic inheritance. Until CRISPR-Cas9,Continue reading “Gene drive for conservation. What’s natural?”