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NeverStopWandering9 karma

Hi Dr. Galea,

My question is related to one of the scientific approaches being researched in order to achieve a higher level of health and wellness globally.

I'm wondering if you have any comments on the potential ramifications that could arise through using gene drives in mosquitos in attempt to eradicate or reduce mosquito-borne diseases. In particular, is there a situation you foresee in which this all could go horribly wrong? And on the other side, if it goes well, could you foresee higher order ecological effects given the lower (or missing) population of mosquitos?

[After writing this question, I was able to find some more information on potential negative effects for myself (PubMed Table) --- could you comment on this? Where do you see this technology going in the health realm?]

Thanks for your time and input!