The GeneConvene Virtual Institute is an initiative of the GeneConvene Global Collaborative, a program within the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health that advances best practices for genetic biocontrol technologies such as those using gene drive.

Gene drive and other genetic biocontrol technologies are emerging technologies with implications for public health, conservation and agriculture.  Conversations and discussions about these technologies will benefit from well-informed stakeholders and other interested parties.

New WHO Guidance

The 2014 WHO Guidance Framework for Testing Genetically Modified Mosquitoes published by the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR) and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has been revised and updated.

This revised version takes into account the technical progress made and lessons learned in this rapidly advancing field of research. Best practices recommended in the 2021 WHO Guidance framework for Testing Genetically Modified Mosquitoes will further contribute to the comparability of results and credibility of conclusions in order to facilitate decision-making by countries interested in the potential use of GMMs as public health tools for the control of vector-borne diseases.

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