Gene-editing: how it could be used in NZ

Kiwis are being urged to have their say on gene-editing technologies, as our leading body for science today sets out how they could be used to combat pests or replace faulty genes.

Gene editing has been at the centre of a fast-moving global revolution, fuelled by advances such as the CRISPR-Cas system that’s effectively given scientists “molecular scissors” to snip and splice DNA.

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