Assessing the Risks of Eliminating Malaria with Gene Drives

Join The Royal Society of Tasmania at their upcoming lecture from Dr Keith Hayes, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Data61

In the laboratory, gene drives can suppress populations of malaria vector mosquitoes in less than 12 generations (about 3 months). This powerful new genetic method may help eliminate malaria from regions such as Africa where the disease kills more than half a million people each year.

Dr. Keith Hayes will describe the methods used by his team to assess the environmental and human health risks associated with genetically modified mosquitoes to eliminate malaria vector populations at a continent-wide scale.

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