December 17, 2020

Dr. Jolene Sutton and her colleagues have recently published a paper in Science on gene drive organisms. Gene drive organisms (GDOs), whose genomes have been genetically engineered to spread a desired allele through a population, have the potential to transform the way societies address a wide range of daunting public health and environmental challenges. The development, testing, and release of GDOs, however, are complex and often controversial. A key challenge is to clarify the appropriate roles of developers and others actively engaged in work with GDOs in decision-making processes, and, in particular, how to establish partnerships with relevant authorities and other stakeholders.

Jolene Sutton in center right
Jolene Sutton in center right

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