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Some endangered species can no longer survive in the wild. So should we alter their genes?

By Tiffany Kosch, Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne
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Around the world, populations of many beloved species are declining at increasing rates. According to one grim projection, as many as 40% of the world’s species may be extinct by 2050. Alarmingly, many of these declines are caused by threats for which few solutions exist.

Numerous species now depend on conservation breeding programs for their survival. But these programs typically do not encourage species to adapt and survive in the wild alongside intractable…The Conversation


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