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November 23, 2015

Ecosystem Management via Gene Drive Technology

Molecularly Editing Populations for Specific Benefits

Ecosystem Management via Gene Drive Technology

Gene drive, an emerging technology for ecosystem management, is being considered for a range of applications. For example, it could be used to render mosquito populations unable to transmit malaria. [Henrik Larsson/Fotolia]

A car pulls up alongside you Its horn sounds, and its driver asks you to jump in The destination? A genetically engineered heaven in which populations of organisms, even entire ecosystems, are altered to satisfy human needs and desires Sounds great, except the driver admits he isn’t entirely sure of ...

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