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Zahra Champion

Gene-editing: how it could be used in NZ


Kiwis are being urged to have their say on gene-editing technologies, as our leading body for science today sets out how they could be used to combat pests or replace faulty genes.

Gene editing has been at the centre of a fast-moving global revolution, fuelled by advances such as the CRISPR-Cas system that’s effectively given scientists “molecular scissors” to snip and splice DNA.

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Zahra Champion Zahra is Executive Director of BIOTechNZ and is working to bring together a national community of biotech innovators, investors, researchers, educators and policy makers; and connecting this community to global biotech ecosystems.