Save the Galapagos With GMO Rats. What Could Go Wrong? | Transgenic News

Volcanic crater (aerial), Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands

THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS are famous for exotic birds, tortoises, and iguanas, but recently the archipelago had become overrun with more prosaic animals: rats and mice. Rodents that came on old sailing ships. Rodents that stowed away on modern cruises. Wherever they came from, rodents that eat the eggs and chicks and hatchlings of the animals that so dazzled Charles Darwin.

The same story plays out on islands all ov…

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