Research in genes manipulation between benefits and dangers


“There is insufficient evidence available at this time to support the release of gene-drive modified organisms into the environment.” At the opposite, potential benefits of gene drives for basic and applied research are significant and justify proceeding with laboratory research and highly-controlled field trials. As an example of possible benefits, should be possible changing mosquitoes so that they can no longer carry the parasite of malaria. In fact, this was obtained later last year by scientists at the University of California. West Nile, dengue fever, Zika and Lyme disease can be the next experiments to do. There is, however, the fear about what will happen in the last detail when modified creatures will be released off the labs. This is why scientists are required to publicly disclose any plans to create an organism modified with a gene drive far before they even try doing so.


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