Genetic Literacy Project: Animal breeders are blocked worldwide from using genetic engineering. Here's why.

January 31, 2018

John Marshall, assistant professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at the Berkeley School of Public Health, added insight into capabilities of genetic engineering for a story on animal modification published by the Genetic Literacy Project.

“What we showed is that, if you disrupt a gene required for fertility in female mosquitoes at multiple sites at once, it becomes much harder for the population to evolve around that disruption,” Marshall said.

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