Gene Editing and CREST investigations
Royal Society Te Apārangi is encouraging New Zealanders to consider and share their views on some potential uses of gene editing in New Zealand.
2. Investigate a pest issue and in and around your school or local area and devise a method to control those pests, in comparison with a gene editing approach.
3.Should gene editing be used in primary industries in New Zealand?
Investigating a crop growing in your local area, and investigate how it could be improved (e.g. environmental resilience, pest prevention, nutrition, yield, form) using conventional breeding, in comparison with a gene editing approach.
Green house gas emissions are a big problem for NZ’s primary industries. How could gene editing be used to reduce NZ’s greenhouse gas emissions?
How could gene editing be used in NZ’s primary industries to improve fresh water quality?
https://royalsociety.org.nz/editing-them-out-the-end-for-pests/ (Radio New Zealand broadcast of a Society discussion panel on the risks and benefits if gene editing technologies are used for pest control)
https://royalsociety.org.nz/what-we-do/our-expert-advice/all-expert-advice-papers/gene-editing-for-the-primary-industries (Royal Society Te Apārangi web-page, Discussion and technical papers)