An artist's conception of a genetically altered mosquito gone rogue. Researchers say it won't happen soon. Credit: Kent Smith/University of Kansas.
An artist's conception of a genetically altered mosquito gone rogue. Researchers say it won't happen soon.

Nature overcomes genetic tinkering of entire species

Faced with the new CRISPR/Cas9 method of gene drive, nature is still likely to fight back to resist the mutation.

Rest easy — Armies of genetically modified super-species are unlikely to conquer Earth anytime soon.

In a paper recently appearing in the journal Genetics, a University of Kansas researcher and colleagues from Cornell University have revealed daunting challenges to changing the DNA of entire populations of species via the most promising techniques available today to produce "gene drive."<

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