Are organisms with gene drive genetically engineered?

Category: Gene Drive Description

Not all gene drive-containing organisms are genetically engineered since genetic elements with drive capability occur in nature. In fact, all genomes that have been examined to date are found to contain natural gene drives. Techniques of modern molecular biology have made it possible to mimic various types of natural drives in the laboratory, and gene drive systems created using recombinant DNA technology are called engineered or synthetic gene drives.

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