Advancing Global Health

Hundreds of participants around the world joined a 2021 series of virtual discussions cohosted by GeneConvene and McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, to explore critical ethical questions related to gene drive. Topics included the ethical principles that should govern gene drive research, and justice and equity considerations for applying gene drive at the local community level.

The Gene Drive Research Forum (GDRF)opens in a new window organized by GeneConvene developed these panels, as well as a companion series — co-hosted by GeneConvene and the Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Rodents (GBIRd) Partnership — that focused on best practices for engaging stakeholders to explore gene drive technologies together.