Gene Drives

D. M. Berube,  Pandemics and Resilience,  2023.

A “gene drive” is a version of gene editing—a newer, more precise way to change a DNA (or RNA) sequence; in this case, combining a guide RNA with an enzyme that can make a gene drive takes this to another level, making sure that a new or altered genetic sequence has a greater than 50 percent chance of being inherited. This can be done in several ways, some of which already exist in nature and some no different from “traditional” gene editing.


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