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Driving evolution in wild plants

Two groups of scientists independently engineer gene drives in Arabidopsis thaliana, demonstrating the possibility for spreading fitness-reducing genetic modifications through wild populations of plants for population suppression.

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Fig. 1: Comparison of Mendelian versus gene drive inheritance patterns.


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Neve, P., Barrett, L. Driving evolution in wild plants. Nat. Plants 10, 840–841 (2024).

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