Written by Samantha O’Loughlin, Target Malaria

(This is the fourth of a series of six posts about common gene drive misconceptions)

Gene drive can become a useful tool to reduce biodiversity loss and control vector-borne diseases. In the process of researching gene drive, we’re not only looking at the benefits (i.e. what it could do that would be useful) but also we’re trying to understand the potentials risks involved, including the impacts they may have on other species.