Expert Working Group - Australian Academy of Science

The Discussion Paper on Gene Drives in Australia is a contribution from the Australia Academy of Science to this rapidly developing area of science. This report discusses (i) the benefits and risks of synthetic gene drives; (ii) ways to minimise the potential risks of an unintentional release of a gene drive modified organism; (iii) social and economic implications and (iv) governance issues regarding gene drives. Our unique Australian environment generates a number of issues specific to our country and this report reflects such benefits and problems. The Academy intends that this discussion paper will inform government and community thinking and decisions about gene drive technology in Australia.  
What do we want? 
Your comments, particularly as to the direction, correction of factual errors, and identification of significant areas that may be missing in the draft. Please note that some written text for inclusion is far more useful than generalized statements. 
Please complete the feedback form by the 27th November 2016.
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Kind Regards,
Professor Ary Hoffmann FAA 
Chair, Gene Drive Expert Working Group 
Australian Academy of Science