Wednesday 10 June 2020, 15:00 – 16:30


Social aspects | Read the corresponding chapter here


Tamara Lebrecht | GeneWatch, UK


Gene Drive Research and Development is still in its infancy and far from any field trials. Nevertheless, many claims about future beneficial applications are portrayed in the media, scientific publications, and patent applications. In this webinar, we explore how exaggerating effectiveness can lead to opportunity costs when alternative solutions are neglected, and how it can close down public debate about the best ways of developing knowledge to tackle societal problems.