Synthetic species made to shun sex with wild organisms

A team of scientists has used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool to alter the expression of the target genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. As a result, the levels of a protein called actin raised and made the cells explode. With a system of poison-antidote, they have created a strain that cannot produce offspring successfully with their wild counterparts. This... Leer más →

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