Environmental

Genetic ‘Extinction’ Technology Rejected by International Group of Scientists, Conservationists and Environmental Advocates

OAHU, HAWAI'I —(ENEWSPF)--September 1, 2016.  As thousands of government representatives and conservationists convene in Oahu this week for the 2016 World Conservation Congress, international conservation and environmental leaders are raising awareness about the potentially dangerous use of gene drives — a controversial new synthetic biology technology intended to deliberately cause targeted species to become extinct.

Members of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), including NGOs, government representatives, and scientific and academic institutions, overwhelmingly voted to adopt a

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