Genetically-enhanced biocontrols can help fight large invasive mammals, study finds

Source: Science Daily

Genome engineering using CRISPR offers novel solutions for controlling invasive alien species, but its efficiency for eradicating harmful vertebrates is yet to be tested. In a new study, researchers confirm that genetic biocontrols could rapidly eradicate animals like rats, mice and rabbits. Others — like cats and foxes — would, however, take a lot longer.