Threatened Species? Science to the (Genetic) Rescue!

As climate change, human encroachment, and habitat loss increasingly threaten the existence of numerous species around the world, some scientists are turning to a controversial and complex method to try and bring populations back from the brink. Genetic rescue is the method of reintroducing biodiversity into the reproductive pool of an endangered species - either by relocating individuals from one area to another or even directly editing their genetic material - and has been successful in preventing the extension of animals like the Florida panther and prairie chicken.

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