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A Malaria Day 2022 Lecture
Emory University and The Carter Center.

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The Latest About Gene Drive and Genetic Biocontrol

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The AGBC is committed to contributing and expanding Africa’s self-determination through research, development, and use of genetic biocontrol approaches to control and eliminate malaria and other vector-borne diseases in Africa. website

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Serving member states, the FAO/IAEA-IPCS focuses on applying the Sterile Insect Technique where feasible to enhance food security and international trade.  They have pioneered the development and use of SIT since the method was first described.  website

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This is a database of SIT and other currently active autocidal programs and is maintained by the IAEA. This is an excellent resource for exploring the extent to which SIT is currently being used in the world. website

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Oxitec is a for-profit company developing and deploying transgenic insect autocidal control technologies for a variety of insect species around the world.  website

MosquitoMate is a company providing Incompatible Insect Technique (IIT) solutions for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus that is based on Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility.  website

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Wolbaki is a company providing Incompatable Insect Technique solutions for the mosquito Aedes albopictus and the brown planthopper Nilaparvada lugens based on Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility.  website

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Debug is program within Verily Life Sciences that is developing robotics for mass-rearing and sex separation of mosquitoes that integrates with Sterile Insect Technique and Incompatible Insect Technique programs.  website

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GBIRd is investigating the feasibility and suitability of gene drive technologies to be used to reduce invasive rodent populations to protect island ecosystems and prevent island species extinctions. website

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UCI-MI is a project developing gene drive technologies for Anopheles mosquitoes that will drive transgenes into wild populations of the insects to reduce their capacity to transmit malaria.  website

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Target Malaria is a project aiming to reduce the population of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in sub-Saharan Africa using gene drive technologies and thereby reduce transmission of the disease.  website

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Biocentis develops eco-friendly genetic solutions to effectively and safely control the dangerous insect species that spread disease to humans, reduce biodiversity, or threaten food security. website

Gene Drive Governance is network of world-leading researchers from Europe, Africa, North America and Australasia who are committed to understanding gene drive governance. website

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The Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research’s purpose is to raise awareness of the value of gene drive research for the public good. The network supports coordination among members, information sharing, and engagement with key stakeholders, in order to raise awareness of the value of gene drive research for the public good and of the need for continuous efforts in its advancement. website

The World Mosquito Program is deploying Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti such that the infection spreads through wild populations thereby reducing their capacity to transmit dengue, zika and other positive strand RNA viruses. website

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