By Dr Prasad Paradkar, Group Leader, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

As part of its efforts to contribute to an informed debate on gene drive, the Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research conducted a series of video interviews with experts and researchers working on gene drive research. These attempt to explore some of the most common questions around gene drive technologies. In the video “Could gene flow from gene drive organisms cause harm to local ecosystems?” Prof Luke Alphey (formerly The Pirbright Institute) and I, discuss whether gene flow from a gene drive organism could have negative consequences on the ecosystem in which the gene drive is released.