Thursday 4 June 2020, 15:00 – 16:30 CEST
Unlike most previous GMOs, gene drive organisms (GDO) are intended to spread widely and are intended to substantially alter the environment, often by eliminating species or greatly altering their characteristics. But proponents claim they are needed to solve big health or environmental problems. What are some of the important intended applications of GDOs in medicine, conservation, and agriculture, and possible military uses? Do we adequately understand their risks? Are there safer alternatives?