An evolutionary geneticist proposes that we call evolutionary meddling "genetic welding," according to an opinion paper published in Trends in Genetics on March 28.
By introducing easily distributed genes throughout whole populations, humans can quickly alter the evolutionary trajectory of animals or plants using the CRISPR-Cas9 technology. Therefore, he contends that before implementing genetic welding, its potential ethical and scientific ramifications must be carefully considered.
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