Could Genetic Modification Save Species from Extinction?

03/13/2014 § 3 Comments

By: Nadia Lovko, Sustainability Metrics & Reporting Intern

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have been coming under fire lately with their use in crops.  93% of soybeans and 86% of corn produced in the U.S. are GMOs. Crops have been at the center of the GMO debate, but much more is being done with gene modification than just producing pest resistant corn.  Scientists have begun trying to use gene modification to bring species back from the edge of extinction. But how is this done? 

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