Ever worry that scientists might one day take things too far? Well, that day may have come.
Scientists are currently doing research on a new technology known as “the gene drive“, which allows the use of genetic engineering to override natural selection. Scary stuff? You’re not the only one that thinks so.
Last week at the UN Convention on Biodiversity, several conservation groups called for a global moratorium on gene drives. And while some countries supported the moratorium, the UN’s final agreement ultimately rejected it. Gizmodo has the full story.