Ethical and Societal Response and Governance of Gene Editing and Gene Drives (GEGD)

The cluster will bring together social scientists and ethicists alongside natural scientists to study the ethical, societal response and governance of what are known as gene-editing or gene-drive technologies (GEGD).

In theory, GEGD technologies have the power to transform species, ecosystems, and agricultural production and save millions of lives by eliminating disease vectors (e.g., mosquitoes). But they also present potentially catastrophic and irreversible environmental and security risks.

Researchers in the Cluster