Is there a future for genome‐editing technologies in conservation?

  title={Is there a future for genome‐editing technologies in conservation?},
  author={J. A. Johnson and Res Altwegg and Darren M. Evans and John G. Ewen and Iain J. Gordon and Nathalie Pettorelli and Joshua K Young},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
In a recent review, Pimm et al. (2015) highlight emerging technologies in protecting biodiversity. While their list is noteworthy, the authors’ exclusion of innovations in genomic research, with the exception of single-species DNA barcoding methods, was surprising given recent advances in genome-editing technology and its potential application to conservation. Taylor & Gemmell (2016) address that deficiency in a subsequent commentary identifying three avenues where emerging genomic technologies… 

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