Scientists Can Now Repaint Butterfly Wings, The Atlantic, 18 September 2017

The Atlantic carried an article on how a team at Cornell University is using the revolutionary gene-editing technique known as CRISPR to study animal evolution. CRISPR allows scientists to quickly manipulate the same genes in many species, a development that Yale-NUS Associate Professor of Science (Biology) Antónia Monteiro called “the stuff of evolution” as “it’s very unpredictable what each species might do with the same gene”. The article also noted that Professor Monteiro’s research interest is also in butterfly patterns.


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