Regulating Gene Drive Technology

Principal Investigator: Kevin Esvelt

Professor Esvelt’s research focuses on gene drive technology, which allow the spread genomic alterations through wild populations, potentially enabling a new form of ecosystem management. This work will require rethinking our current regulatory structures and developing new methods of decision making for technologies that can impact shared environments. The IPL is supporting outreach to local and national stakeholders.

IPL Support: 

  • Edit documents for a policy audiences
  • Engage local elected officials