There's a lack of understanding between synthetic and conservation biologists, Yale Environment 360 writes.

While synthetic biologists hail tools like gene drives as an approach that can help protect corals from bleaching, bats from disease, and eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes, conservation biologists have called the approach a potentially dangerous method and say it should not be used.

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