Confinable gene drive SPECIES (IMAGE) University of California - San Diego Caption UC San Diego scientists have modified the genome of fruit flies using CRISPR-based technologies to create eight reproductively isolated species. In the future, this technique can be adapted to other organisms including plants, insects and vertebrates to provide new biocontrol opportunities. Credit Akbari lab, UC San Diego Usage Restrictions Must be used in conjunction with paper on SPECIES gene drive. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.