Rats join mosquitoes as targets for 'gene drive' pest control

A key appeal of a gene drive is its durable effect on pests, whether they are disease-carrying insects or crop-eating rodents. … If their approach is successful, the gene drives could potentially be applied to help control a range of other non-insect pest species, such as rabbits, mink and cane toads.

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