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Accelerating evolution

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


Artificial gene drives are a way of spreading genetic changes through a population quickly – for example, to make large numbers of wild mosquitos infertile or unable to carry malaria. Bruce Whitelaw and Gus McFarlane explain how this technology works, and how it could be used in conservation and agriculture as well as public health

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