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Miss Anna Clark

Position
PhD Student
Department
Department of Anatomy
Qualifications
BSc (Genetics)
Research summary
Investigating candidate genes for mammalian Gene Drive pest control

Research

Recent discovery of CRISPR gene editing has enabled further exploration of Gene Drive techniques for pest species control and eradication. Based on the idea of super-Mendelian inheritance, species populations could be humanely controlled by introduced sex-biased infertility genes.

Most research has been focused on reviewing system models as a whole so we aim to investigate candidate genes. Application could have the potential to be a long term solution to aid conservation both here in New Zealand and overseas.

Publications

Taitingfong, R. I., Triplett, C., Vásquez, V. N., Rajagopalan, R. M., Raban, R., Roberts, A., … Clark, A., … Bloss, C. S. (2023). Exploring the value of a global gene drive project registry. Nature Biotechnology, 41, 9-13. doi: 10.1038/s41587-022-01591-w

Taitingfong, R. I., Triplett, C., Vásquez, V. N., Rajagopalan, R. M., Raban, R., Roberts, A., … Clark, A., … Bloss, C. S. (2023). Exploring the value of a global gene drive project registry. Nature Biotechnology, 41, 9-13. doi: 10.1038/s41587-022-01591-w

Journal - Research Other

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