FILMS: Gene drive mosquitoes for malaria control

Sarah Hartley and Tom Law,  Gene Drive Governance,  2024.

Gene drive mosquitoes for malaria control is a short documentary film that is beautifully shot in Uganda and explores Ugandan stakeholders’ hopes for gene drive mosquitoes – a radical new tool that offers a way to eliminate or change the mosquitoes that cause malaria. Uganda is one of the first countries in the world preparing for field trials for gene drive mosquitoes and malaria is the main cause of death in Uganda, so the stakes are high. The film builds on social science research at the University of Exeter in the UK and Makerere University in Uganda and shows how complex it is to govern gene drive.

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