Mikaela Nordborg/Australian Institute of Marine Science, Author provided Genetic engineering has already cemented itself as an invaluable tool for studying gene functions in organisms. Our new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, now demonstrates how gene editing can be used to pinpoint genes involved in corals’ […]

Schools of scissortail sergeants and blue-green chromis swim above a stand of staghorn coral off the island of Moorea. Credit: Jeff Liang Coral reefs are not doomed. Although human activities threaten the iconic ecosystems in many different ways, scientists maintain that reefs can continue to thrive with the right assistance. […]