Why is there an interest in gene drive?

Category: Gene Drive Description

Scientists have proposed ways to use the preferential inheritance that characterizes gene drive to develop solutions for previously intractable threats to public health, food security, and biodiversity. For example, gene drive technologies have been proposed to address problems in public health such as the transmission of arthropod-borne pathogens, problems in agriculture caused by insect pests, weeds and plant pathogens, and problems in conservation caused by invasive species.

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