NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – While synthetic gene drives — systems that significantly increase the likelihood that a particular gene will be passed on to an organism's progeny — have the potential to address a range of ecological problems, concerns exist about the possibility that they may have unexpected and uncontrolled side effects.

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