Report: Genetically Engineered Gene Drives: IUCN report on Synthetic Biology lacks balance


A critique of the IUCN report ‘Genetic Frontiers for Conservation: An assessment of synthetic biology and biodiversity conservation’ – with regards to its assessment of gene drives May 2021 Authors: Mark Wells, PhD & Ricarda Steinbrecher, PhD Editor: Holly Dressel Published by: Critical Scientists …

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Press Release Interdisciplinary symposium on gene drives: International scientists call for a critical public discourse


Press Release Interdisciplinary symposium on gene drives: International scientists call for a critical public discourse Bern, 24 May 2019 Today, 120 international representatives from science, politics, national authorities and civil society organisations will discuss the gene drive technology at an interdisciplinary symposium in Bern. …

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Report on ENSSER side events at 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and 9th Conference of the Parties serving as Meeting of the Parties (COPMOP9) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB)


Side events at 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and 9th Conference of the Parties serving as Meeting of the Parties (COPMOP9) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) 18 – 21 November 2018, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt …

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Comment by Ricarda Steinbrecher on Kyrou et al 2018 in Nature Biotechnology: Gene drives breakthrough needs urgent restraint


A research development that crashed a population of caged mosquitoes could enable elimination of non-target species, says Dr Ricarda Steinbrecher Gene drive researchers associated with Target Malaria and funded by US DARPA, the GATES Foundation and the UK BBSRC have just managed to crash …

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