The “New Biological Platforms for Affecting Phenotype Changes for Control” conference will take place from June 26 - July 1, in Ventura, California. The event is a unique opportunity to learn more about genetic biocontrol, its applications, potential benefits, and the future course of research.

The second webinar of the 2022 Gene Drive Webinar Series provided participants with an overview of the regulation and oversight of gene drive technologies. An initiative led by the Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research and the ISAAA SEAsia Center, the panel Key Considerations for Risk Assessment of Gene Drive Technologies focused on discussing the appropriateness of current guidelines, best practices, and gaps in the processes through which gene drive technologies are being developed and implemented.

The fourth and last meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (WG2020-4) on the Post-2020 Global Diversity Framework (GBF) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from June 21 to 26. The Post-2020 Framework will define targets and pathways for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity over the next decade and beyond. Across regions, challenges to conservation and biodiversity are rapidly mounting. The new Framework is an opportunity to stop and reverse the current catastrophic trends in biodiversity loss.

Join us for the second panel of the 2022 Gene Drive Webinar Series titled “Key Considerations for Risk Assessments of Gene Drive Technologies” which will take place on June 16th at 2:00 pm Singapore time. The session will bring together an eclectic mix of researchers working on the topic as part of the Outreach Network’s efforts to contribute to an informed debate on gene drives.

The first webinar of the 2022 Gene Drive Webinar Series provided participants with an introduction to different types of gene drives and how guidance and frameworks need to be able to adapt to these differences. An initiative led by the Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research and the ISAAA SE Asia Center, the panel Gene Drive Organisms: There is no one size fits all also discussed gene drive regulation and oversight, as well as the appropriateness of current guidelines, best practices, and gaps.