New Zealand fears genetic manipulation could harm animals and humanity

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New Zealand fears genetic manipulation could harm animals and humanity

Scientists from New Zealand believes that genetic experiments pose a biological threat and require strict global control.

Nowadays, many agricultural companies destroy pests through the creation of changes at the genetic level. When developing methods for rodents, scientists have found the possibility of correcting the breeding of offspring. Thanks to technology, fertility can be adjusted by eliminating the production of females, leaving only males.

This practice has already become widespread in New Zealand, which previously suffered from an uncontrolled increase in rodents. Development Board Chairman Simon Teri warns that such experiments pose a potential threat. Based on this, they should be terminated before the adoption of a full-fledged set of laws and regulations in the selected area..

The presented gene modification technology was first put forward in 2014. Former environmental adviser Ian Wright also voiced his suggestions last year about the potential dangers that such experiments could pose. The fact is that technology can be easily directed to the detriment of humanity: developments are being carried out not only in the field of combating rodents through limiting the birth rate of both sexes, but also in other areas. In the future, it can be used to control the population of other representatives of the animal kingdom. In this regard, until the situation has worsened and experiments are within a controlled framework, the field of genetic engineering urgently needs appropriate regulation..

New Zealand fears genetic manipulation could harm animals and humanity

Earlier we wrote about another experiment, which ended in success: scientists have implemented a new method of generating light.

text: Evgeniya Likhodey, photo: US National Cancer Institute / Wikimedia Commons