“The largest island ever cleared of rats, Australia’s Macquarie Island, is just 50 square miles in size. New Zealand is 2,000 times bigger. But, the country has committed to fulfilling its ecological moonshot within three decades.” From The Atlantic: New Zealand wants to eradicate all invasive mammal predators by 2050. “Gene-editing technology could help—or it could trigger an ecological disaster of global proportions.” (At this point, really, what’s one more ecological disaster of epic proportions?)

+ In other gene news, Gene Simmons has been banned for life from Fox News.