Friends of the Earth Australië: CSIRO and the University of Adelaide use Gene Drive experiments to drive species to extinction

CSIRO and the University of Adelaide are being paid by the US military to conduct genetic experiments to drive species to extinction.

A raft of emails obtained through a Freedom of Information request (The Gene Drive Files) have revealed that researchers at CSIRO and the University of Adelaide are part of a US military funded global network researching a risky new genetic modification (GM) technique referred to as gene drives. The intention is to use the technique to drive certain pest species – such as mice – to extinction in certain areas. More..

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Source:  Friends of the Earth Australia.

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