As if the genetically modified organisms or GMOs are not enough, a new technology is driving the gods of genetic manipulations mad – Gene Drive. Gene drive is being sold as the best way to combat the spread of invasive species, e.g. eliminate malaria and dengue carrying mosquitoes, and the proliferating possums in New Zealand. Continue reading CRISPR Gene Drive: Ecosystem Conservation, or Total Annihilation?
The government of New Zealand claims to have a forward thinking bureaucracy yet it is involved in a deliberate and wanton destruction of all animal species that are endemic to the country, and by cross contamination all lifeforms in the affected area.