Researchers at the University of Illinois have made a breakthrough in developing a genetic control system for the damaging weeds which has the potential to dispense with chemical, physical, cultural, and biological control strategies to reduce weed populations.
Next-generation CRISPR-based gene drive supports genetic editing with selective precision [Full subscriber]
New CRISPR-based gene drives and broader active genetics technologies are revolutionizing the way scientists engineer the transfer of specific traits from one generation to another.
Scientists at the University of California (UC) San Diego and UC Berkeley have developed a new approach to controlling disease-carrying or crop-destroying insects that uses CRISPR-Cas9-based genome editing to determine insect sex and fertility. The new technology, developed initially in fruit flies as a test case, represents a new take on sterile insect techniques (SITs) that have been used since the 1930s to mass produce and release sterile males as a strategy for eradicating insect populations.