Invasive species are a big deal. In North America, the snakehead fish from China set wildlife rangers on edge with its voracious appetite, the 75,000 eggs it lays per year, and —oh yeah — the fact that it can literally crawl across land to find the next river or lake to live in. So what if we could monkey with their genes and keep them from spreading any further? Mathematical models suggest that that strategy could work pretty well ... maybe a little too well.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas January 5, 2018
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