One of the initial proponents of using gene drives to contain invasive species says the approach may be too risky, the New York Times reports.

"I feel like I've blown it," MIT's Kevin Esvelt tells the Times. He adds that advocating for using gene drives in that way was "an embarrassing mistake."

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