Allison Snow writes, “When I first learned about Mice Against Ticks, I was shocked but also intrigued… The outcome of this radical intervention might influence how society views the acceptability of altering the genes of other animals, and perhaps even our own.”

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Kevin Esvelt of MIT writes, “The epidemic of Lyme disease is an ecological problem of our own making: We have inadvertently altered our environment to maximize the number of infected ticks. The question today is whether we should consider altering the genomes of wild animals to undo that mistake.”

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Should we get rid of them? The pesky insect is the deadliest animal in human history

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The temptation to use these technologies to “enhance” ourselves or our children, or to edit out undesirable traits, will be enormous, writes Mildred Z Solomon

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The technology that produced a global scandal in China last year has entered into clinical trials to treat sickle cell anemia and an eye disease

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China now has at least four groups of CRISPR researchers doing gene editing with large colonies of monkeys

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A bipartisan trio of senators on Monday introduced a resolution underscoring their opposition to the experiments last year in China that led to the birth of the world’s first genome-edited babies

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