Risks of releasing gene drives mosquitoes – a possible future scenario

Testbiotech,  Testbiotech,  2020.

Genetically engineering the genome of an organism with gene drive means that it will be replicated in every following generation. This allows the altered gene to spread rapidly throughout natural populations, which may be decimated or even eradicated.

The video contains both factual and fictional content (the latter marked as „possible future scenario“). The fictional content shows the possible future consequences of using gene drive technology – and is intended to stimulate broad public debate. Civil society needs to engage intensively with issues around new developments in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineering.